Monday, July 26, 2010

Look what I grew from seed!

Lemon cucumbers! I bought the seeds from a lovely woman named Linda back in earliest Spring. She has a fabulous farm not too, too far from here where she grows heirloom veggies. And these are among them.

Now traditionally I've been the kind of gal who buys veggies already growing and just transplants them. But I decided to give these a try and I'm so proud of myself. These little darlings are the first of the crop, off of two plants which I am certain are plotting to take over the world. Or at least the yard. We're growing them vertically, on a trellis that hubby made. I can't imagine how much space they'd need if we let them grow on the ground.

So, who's up for lunch? I can't wait to try them. I've heard that they're less bitter than regular cucumbers. I'm going to fresh pickle some for supper in some rice vinegar and Thai basil. Yum!


  1. those good great. I'm a little bit interested in how you pickle them. Perhaps you could post the recipe/directions some time. Happy gardening!!!

  2. Oh the "pickling" thing is super simple. I literally just season some rice vinegar with a bit of salt and sugar to take the edge off. Then I let the cucumber slices marinate in that for the day in the fridge. Sometimes I'll take it a step further by salting the slices and letting them drain in a colander for an hour or two. I'll heat the vinegar, salt and sugar and pour it over the cucumbers and pop it in the fridge.

    And sometimes I season it all with garlic, chili and/or Thai basil.

  3. That one is definitely new to me. I've never seen a vegetable like that!