Cucumbers and Memories


| 8/28/2013 9:41:00 AM


Donna BHere's the thing about amending your garden soil with your homemade compost and building a trellis system from bamboo you've hacked down in a friend's yard: You create the perfect environment for a continuous cucumber harvest!  Spring right through to winter, we've got cucumbers to pick every day.


Pickling cucumbers 
Pickling cucumbers climbing a handcrafted bamboo trellis.

Pickling cucumber
Pickling cucumber hiding in the vines.

In the three months of cucumber harvest thus far, dozens and dozens of them have been lovingly cut and packed into jars, processed and placed in the pantry to wait. The moment that burger needs a topper, the evening that only a pickle will do as snack, those jars will be there. But today I couldn't face one more canner load of pickles, even though my counter overfloweth with cucumbers.

Cucumber Harvest
Daily harvest of cucumbers, grown organically on our plot of suburbia.



It was time to pull out the mandoline and slice all that green goodness into cucumber salad, just like at Grandma's house!