Sunday, June 08, 2008

Garden Update - Week 11

Cucumber

This week the garden highlight is on our cucumber plants, which are finally showing lots of progress! There are several nearly ready and many more that are beginning to develop so we just have to provide plenty of water.

I recall helping my mom put in cucumber plants in her garden. She always had the most amazing gardens -- everything was always so green and produced plenty for her. She always had me put in the cucumber seeds for her. I think it was due partly to superstition -- she thought for some reason, I would be the good cucumber grower. I was always proud to do it and we had pretty good crops, so hopefully my luck will hold out for us now. I don't know what type she grew but hers grew very tall onto the trellis my dad built for her. Mine, however, grows low to the ground (as many do in other Seguin gardens we noticed).

I picked one off the ground since it looked like ants are beginning to enjoy it. We had our first cucumber/tomato salad and it was pretty awesome. Mark and I have really been enjoying our garden. And we're really glad to have tomatoes given the removal of tomatoes by the grocery stores.

Cucumber & Tomato salad

9 comments:

Steve Buser said...

I used to grow cucumbers and they really taste great fresh from the garden. You are making me nostalgic.

Jim said...

The salad look really good.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You gotta be warmer than we had been. It just reached 90 here for two days in a row and the humidity like a Turkish Steam Bath. Lordy has it been muggy. It takes that kind of weather to make things around here grow. Still, I just got three blossoms on my tomato plants and cucumbers are not even in the ground yet.

Your photographs are stunning.

Thiên said...

It was yummy. Thanks for stopping buy gentlemen.

Ms. Hays said...

W/ some dressing, YUM!!!

Kris McCracken said...

See, now that’s how great garden fresh veggies can look!

Wonderful produce and fantastic photographs.

alicesg said...

Wow you have green thumb. The cucumber looked so fresh and green.

raf said...

Looks scrumptious, Thien! Simple, fresh and healthy.

brian said...

the pics and salad look wonderful! funny, i thought of your clawfoot bathtub tomatoes when they started talking about removing them from the stores!