Monday, July 29, 2013

Nature Notes: Too Fast, Too Furious


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Five little cucumber seeds. That's all we planted. And now we're getting about this many cucumbers Every. Freakin'. Day. I don't know about you, but I can't eat 'em that fast.

I have added them to salads, made cucumber salad, and cubed them as snacks. I have sent bags of them to the office with Hubby to be foisted upon unwary coworkers.

I have rummaged out my old pickle recipe from my early, more enthusiastic homemaking years. After a quick review of it, I have concluded that I must have been out of my mind back then. Also, I have no idea where the wire basket thingy for the canning pot went. Also, we are not that crazy about pickles.

Somehow, I always forget about this part of having a garden. Everything comes in at once, creating a glut of delicious, fresh, organic produce and a pile of guilt for being unprepared to deal with it. So yeah. Mother Nature has been very, very good to us this year. Damn it.


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10 comments:

Karen said...

Oh lucky you! I have cucumber plants and one lonely little cuc growing. If I had as many as you, I would makes pickles!

Frank said...

The joys of reaping what you sow!

Leora said...

Oh, my! I have cucumber plants, but not nearly as many cukes as you have. I love pickling - I ferment them for a week or so, then we enjoy the homemade probiotics.

I like it when the tomatoes are ready at the same time as the cucumbers - they go together nicely in a salad.

Carver said...

That is a big harvest. I've had that situation when I used to have a vegetable garden. Too much all at once.

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, that is a big harvest. I can not eat cucumbers, they do a number on me. I use to love them when I was younger. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

simply bev said...

Haha! You're going to be overrun with cucumbers! I don't plant them myself, but have friends that bring me bags of cukes and squash because they have the same situation - they're overrun!

Kalantikan said...

Oh that's a lot, meaning your soil is so healthy and your environment dont harbor diseases. For me that size is already past its prime for salads. I love it when smaller than that, i can even just eat it from the plant to the mouth, eat very fresh after washing. I don't need vinaigrette or salad dressing, i miss that stage.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Funny post. I bet you've learned a LOT from this experience. :))

Rambling Woods said...

LOL...yes... there is either not many or too many but at least they are organic.. I hope you and your neighbor are getting along... Michelle

KL said...

I know what you mean :-)