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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Growing Cucumber For The First Time In My Garden

After planting angled loofah and blessed with plentiful harvest, I was encouraged to plant cucumber plants. I was not expecting much but I was eager to try. I used the same big pot and a smaller pot that were previously used for planting the angled loofah.
Thanks to hubby for putting up the overhead lines for the vines to climb.
 Hub
Then the yellow flowers began to appear all over the vines.
Every morning when I water the plants, I checked for signs of tiny fruits.
And then one day, I spotted this tiny cucumber.
If you look closely, there are tiny crystals on the cucumber. According to the internet, these tiny crystals are sap released by the skin.
The tiny crystals are pricky to touch.
There are pricky hairs on the stalks and leaves.
The first fruit.
Came back from our holiday in Penang to harvest the first fruit.
More fruits hanging from the cucumber vines.
The cucumber vines started fruiting end of August and is still fruiting.
I used the cucumbers to make salad, for juicing, pickle and also saute with dried prawns. Cucumber juice is refreshing and good for quenching thirst especially when the weather is hot.
Cucumber pickle is crunchy and delicious. This time, I made this pickle with salted plums and sugar, minus the vinegar and chili.
One of my mornings' harvest.


Yes, the gladness you have given me is far greater
than their joys at harvest time
as they gaze at their bountiful crops.
(Psalm 4:7, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

  1. I never see people grow cucumber before and never knew how it grows. Thanks for the information. You are so blessed with harvest.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It is an eye opening experience growing cucumber for the first time.

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  2. Congrats! Your cucumbers are fat and healthy looking and look so delicious too!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I am enjoying cucumber prepared in different styles.

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  3. Congrats, my parents also have them on their garden☺

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  4. ...in your garden, everything need to grow UP! Those are some beautiful looking cucumbers.

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  5. Ogórki są pyszne u nas jemy je ze śmietaną. Na zimę kisi się je w beczkach. Twoje potrawy wyglądają pysznie. Milego dnia życzę:)

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  6. this is lovely sharing dear Nancy :)

    i loved these beautiful images that gave my heart tremendous joy and reminded the garden of my mom who used to grew lots and lots of cucumber and okra :)
    i am so happy you got such great results from your hardwork

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    1. Thank you, Baili. I am enjoying my gardening hobby because of the good harvest.

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  7. I love growing my own vegetables. Your cucumbers look wonderful. Enjoy them

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  8. You have an amazing green thumb. Good for you.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. The good harvest depends on the weather and also the soil. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. The salad looks very appetizing :) Personally I like the finer the better.
    Regards :)

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  10. Great yield of cucumbers, a vegetable with so many uses.

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    1. Thank you, David. Sometimes, I love to eat it like a fruit.

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  11. Nancy, I so love your gardening. I really need to try some in pots. So glad you had success with the cucumbers.

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  12. I bet the sap and little hairs are to keep bugs away. The flowers are so pretty and cheerful.

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  13. Congrats on your bountiful harvest, you grow almost any and everything in your garden, wonderful green thumb you have nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. It also depends on the weather and soil used.

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  14. wow.. they looks so delicious. cucumber is one of my favorite vegetables.

    JULIE ANN LOZADA BLOG
    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada

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  15. Amazing, they look great! :) Thanks for following my blog, I´m following you too :)
    What A Fancy World

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  16. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

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  17. My parents grew that in their garden each year.

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  18. So much you can do with cucumber, yours look delicious!

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  19. It's always special to grow your own food. I know you're happy with them :)

    I'm so glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  20. Yo también tuve muy buena cosecha de pepinos, los tuyos se ven muy buenos. Besitos.

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