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Jun 12, 2013

What I do with my homegrown garden cucumbers

One thing I have learned over the years is to not over-plant vegetables. In the past, we ended up with so many veggies that we couldn't even give it all away before they went bad. This time around, we planted only one or two plants of each vegetable we like and stuck to containers. One of the veggies my husband insists on each year is cucumbers. We went with pickling cukes since we prefer the crunch of them.

I love to pluck them right off the vine and give them a good rinse. I slice them up with the skin on and add sea salt, cracked pepper, vinegar and a squeeze of sriracha. Toss them up and you have a great side dish for your savory meals.

You can't get any better than eating something fresh that you grew yourself. Did you plant anything this year or do you plan to? Have you made anything yummy with your harvest?
Shelly, Mom Files
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  1. My mom used to make these cute little cucumber sandwiches (something like these: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cucumber-sandwiches-i/). They were so good, and such a nice little party snack!

    Also, my mother-in-law makes homemade pickles from them.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Katie! I have never made cucumber sandwiches before.

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  2. I planted a cucumber plant for the first time this year. But .... I bought the wrong kind. I had no idea some were better for pickling and others for just eating fresh. I planted the one called Straight Eight.

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    1. I think the key is not to let them get too big. They get too seedy and lose their crispness. Pickling cucumbers are the best all-around IMO

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  3. The first time I ever saw a cucumber growing on a plant. I love eating sliced cucumbers seasoned with salt and pepper and vinegar in the middle of the night.

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