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June 21, 2020

two weeks in the life of a cucumber
posted by soe 1:00 am

Two weeks ago, I had cucumber flowers:

Cucumber Flower

A week ago, those flowers had developed fruit:


Four days later, the cucumber was several inches long (Yes, I should have thought to show it in comparison to something. Hindsight.):


Today, it’s longer than my hand:


Spoiler: Cucumber is possibly my least favorite vegetable. I will not be eating these when we harvest them, unless I decide I’m going to try making refrigerator pickles out of one of them. But Rudi loves cucumbers and is happy just to munch on one like a apple, which is why I planted it. And watching it grow has been sufficiently fascinating to make it a success for me.

Category: garden. There is/are 3 Comments.

It’s amazing how much that grew in just two weeks.

Comment by Marg 06.21.20 @ 5:49 am

I am trying to grow lil cukes in my garden for the food pantry!
I like them sliced thin , salted, rinsed . Then steeped in sugar and vinegar

Comment by kathy b 06.21.20 @ 7:25 pm

Love cukes straight from the garden. When I was young, I used to eat them straight from the garden. I think my mother used to wonder what happened to her cucumbers. lol

Comment by Helen 06.21.20 @ 8:51 pm