Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I planted two types of cukes in the garden this year from seed I got from Baker Creek.

The smaller ones are De Bourbonne - they were bred for gherkin sized pickles.  They have little bristles on them that are seriously poke-y.  Weird.  But not hard to wash off.

The longer ones are Telegraph.  They are long and smooth and gorgeous.

They both make great pickles and are great for eating fresh.  I recommend them and will be using them again.

One of the questions I had about the bees this year was whether they'd live up to their reputation as curcurbit pollinators.   They totally did!    We have loads more cukes [and squash] than ever before.   I'll be making a lot of pickles.

Recipe coming soon.

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