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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Growing Yellow Cucumber In My Garden

I had a chance to visit a vegetable farm once and at that time they were growing cucumbers. I learned from there that yellow cucumber (which we use for boiling soup) does not grow from the same cucumber plant (which we use for salad or pickle). I tried growing yellow cucumber from the seeds I obtained from a yellow cucumber which I used to boil soup. If you are interested, you can click here to visit the post. That plant produced only 1 yellow cucumber because the plant was infested and destroyed by pests.

For the 2nd time, I used seeds bought from a plant nursery. There were very few seeds in the sachet, so I sowed all the seeds. Only 3 seedlings sprouted and after they were transplanted into the big pot, only 2 survived. Their flowers are similar to the normal green cucumbers.

This is the first fruit. It started like normal green cucumber.
This is the 2nd fruit.
It is shorter and broader than the normal green cucumber.
It also has tiny prickly things on the skin.
It started to turn yellowish when the fruit is about 2 weeks.
From the 2 vines, we only got 3 medium and 1 small sized yellow cucumbers.
Cucumber plants are prone to attract pests.
I noticed that the leaves were beginning to turn yellow and there were no signs of new fruits on the vines.
One day I noticed this little cucumber hanging from the lower part of the vine, almost touching the soil.
Daily I have been watching and waiting to harvest the first fruit.
Then I noticed tiny crack lines on the outer yellow skin.
When I harvested the above first fruit, it was about a month old. I used it to boil soup with pork rib, carrot, red dates, wolf berries, and cuttlefish.
Yellow cucumber (lou wong kua) soup.
Yellow cucumber soup is very popular in Malaysia, especially for Chinese families. It has "cooling" properties and is good for our warm and humid weather. It is also high in nutrients and vitamins. A soup good for the old and young.

Young men are admired for their strength.
Old men are honored for their experience.
(Proverbs 20:29, International Children's Bible-ICB)

44 comments:

  1. your plants/harvests all look so good and fertile...You're so blessed such organics fresh produce!

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  2. Nunca he consumido pepino amarillo, siempre he consumido pepino verde, que va muy bien con las ensaladas. Ahora aprieta bien el calor aquí y siempre procuro poner comidas frescas.

    Es una lástima lo de la plaga. Habrá productos para acabar con ella.

    Besos

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  4. I have never seen yellow cucumber ... thanks for your sharing...

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  5. I've never seen different colored cucumbers, only the green ones and soup sounds really different Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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  6. А это точно огурец? Очень похоже на кабачок или дыньку! И суп варите из него? Портрясающе!

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  7. Mis pepinos también están creciendo mucho. Besos.

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  8. You have a wonderful green thumb. I love fresh veggies.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  9. You do so well with your plants and homegrown veggies are the best!

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  10. I have never heard of yellow cucumbers. Do they taste different from the other kind?

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    1. The only difference is that I only use yellow cucumber to boil soup. Maybe I will try tasting it raw to know the difference.

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  11. I have seen yellow cucumber at the Farm market. I've not bought it. Now I know what to try. I did try Lemon Cucumbers a few years ago and they are terrific!

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    1. Oh, lemon cucumber is new to me. I wonder how it looks and tastes like.

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  12. Old cucumber soup is the best! I love eating the skin too of the old cucumber in the soup. Wow! Need to wait one month to get one old cucumber. I must appreciate it more. Will you sow more old cucumber seeds?

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    1. I will have to get new seeds from the plant nursery.

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  13. Your yellow cucumbers look great! This version of cucumber is so new for us.

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  14. Thank you for explaining about yellow cucumber!

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  15. Lindo pepino, nunca he probado uno de color amarillo te mando un beso

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  16. Really so interesting to see the melons grow day by day!!

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    1. I hope to get some new seeds to plant again.

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