Monday, July 29, 2013

Excuse Me, Is That A Cucumber in Your Pocket?

I am trying a different type of cucumber this year and totally loving the results!  These are a Japanese kind and they grow reallllllllly long!  At first, I was picking them when they were about 6 inches long and really skinny.

Then I went away for a few days and when I got back, I had these bad boys!

They are great tasting and thin skinned.  Sometimes, when things grow big and heavy like this, they are full of seeds and tasteless but not these!

They look like English cucumbers but they have seeds, so they are not quite the same thing.  They have grown so easily for me and without any fuss.  Cucumbers usually take a long time around here to get going but these got right down to business!

I want to pickle them but I am really afraid to can pickles.  I've been giving them away to everyone I can.  Last year, I made some awesome refrigerator pickles and I plan to do that with the next bunch that come through.

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  1. It's crazy how fast they grow! I'm just growing small ones this year for pickling.... I have a 2 year old and 4 month old and didn't think I'd have time for more! Next year it is on though!

  2. The title of today's post seems surprisingly risqué for you, my Sparkly one, but very funny.


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