Once upon a time, in a small patch of dirt in a unknown southern suburb a cucumber was planted.
It was watered, tended to, visited daily and on occasionally adored from the sun room window!
Click here if you would like to see miraculous before an after pictures of the veggie patch transformation!
June 6, 2009
I planted 2 cucumber plants!
June 24, 2009 (18 days later)
The first blossoms appear.
July 3, 2009
In my morning garden inspection I am delighted, ecstatic, excited and overjoyed to find this!!!!To give you some scale...it' about the size of my thumb, isn't is just the cutest cuc you've ever seen !!!!
As I am basking in the anticipation of future cucumber salads and plates of sliced cucumber sprinkled lightly with salt and pepper, I am glad that my yearning for a small patch of tilled soil has been satisfied. I calculate that is has been four long years since I have eaten something grown by my own hands.
Each morning as I take my short walk out to my veggie patch I am rewarded with a feeling of great anticipation.
Every day I am a bit closer to reaping the harvest of my hard work.
I have a greater appreciation for those who earn their living providing the general public with the food we eat, and I am also ever so thankful that my existence does not depend upon the bounty of my tiny patch of ground. If it did I fear we would all starve.July 5, 2009 (2 DAYS later...OMGoodness, probably quadrupled in size!!!!!)
and look y’all it’s twins!
The vines are exploding with hundreds of yellow blossoms and as I picked these two cucumbers I counted possibly several dozen baby cuc’s just days away from harvest.
I am not sure which I prefer?
The crisp, crunchy, clean taste of a fresh from the garden cucumber….I could eat this whole plate full!
I munched on a few slices and then in memory of my sweet grandma set about preparing the next best way to enjoy a fresh cucumber, in my humble opinion anyway!
I may have grown them but when I add a little vinegar, a little water, a little sugar (if Grandma’s Cucumbers weren’t enough of a trip down memory lane, I always have a small small on my face every time I lift the decorative lid to my sugar bowl, a family treasure that sat upon my grandma’s breakfast table for many many years, I think of all the belongings that have been passed down to me from my grandma this simple little sugar bowl is maybe my favorite, but I digress), toss in a few sliced onions and a peppercorn or two and let them hang out in the frig for about and hour and then dive in, well those will forever be know as “Grandma’s Cucumbers.”
There is just nothing better!
Keep an eye on your blog roll for the equally dramatic and fanciful sequel “A Green Bean Story” coming in the very near future.