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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Imagine my surprise when I went out to my garden on Monday afternoon and found this beauty had been hiding under some leaves.

"Well hello beautiful cucumber", I said, while surreptitiously looking around to make sure no one saw me talking to a veg in my garden.  

After I cleared out those diseased leaves from my spaghetti squash plants, it decided it was time to make its presence known. 

I really wanted to put it on display in a place of prominence in my living room, but I figured that might defeat the purpose of the garden, and who knows if there will be any brothers or sisters for it this summer. 

So Tuesday it gave its life for a salad. 

Some spring greens were topped with cubes of cuke (try saying that fast ten times), fresh tomato, and a drizzle of organic salad dressing. 

It was a delicious dinner. 

Wednesday there was a repeat performance with the other half and some added avocado. 

Fresh summer food is the best. 

Professional advice on growing cucumbers, which mine is not, can be found here.

I love referring to the Farmer's Almanac for advice on growing vegetables.

P.S. Full disclosure. A cucumber was harmed in the making of this blog post. SIGH!!

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  1. A cucumber WAS harmed! Good to know! And it looks delicious too! Save me a bite!

  2. Yay! Your face was probably priceless with your cucumber discovery.

    Hopefully you will find other gems. Salad looks great.


  3. My cukes aren't fully ripening, which I can't understand. Maybe it's the rain. I'm sure it tasted wonderful!


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