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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cucumber 2011




We love cucumbers! So we grow them every year in our garden. Did you know that cucumbers are actually a fruit related to melons?

These photos show the first cucumber we harvested this summer. Home grown cucumbers are much better than store bought. Home grown cucumbers are fresher, have more nutrients, will save a lot of money, and don't have any wax applied as they often do in stores. They apply wax to make them last longer on the store shelves.

Cucumbers are surprisingly easy to grown. Just stick some seeds in nice loose compost and they will grown like crazy. I don't worry about trellising since it is more work than it is worth. The soil does need to keep slightly moist so if it does not rain in a week it will be helpful to water thoroughly.

We love cucumbers in our salads or we just love eating them straight like a fruit, munching away until it's all gone! I love the combination of sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with lemon juice and a little garlic or garlic chives added. This cucumber and tomato salad is wonderful on hot summer days since it keeps one cool! As they say, "Cool as a cucumber!"

Enjoy your fresh homegrown cucumbers!


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