Finally!

@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 12, 2007 1:47pm CST
Well I've finally got some cucumbers coming up now. Here's a sample of the Burpless variety I've got growing. This is huge. I can't remember ever having a cuke this long and thick. Hope it tastes good. the reason it's so huge is that it was buried under leaves & other ciukes to where I didn't see it for some time. Hahahahaha!! All that isn't ready to eat now from my garden is my sweet corn. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
12 Jul 07
You are so lucky, Bob. I have not put cuke seeds into the ground and I was right this year. It is raining a lot and where I live the cukes then just rot away on the stem. In warm weather they grow nicely. Sure, big cukes taste good, too. but the seeds are bigger.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Monster Cuke - 15 inches long & 7 inches around
I forgot to add the photo dang it. But everything I plant seems to flourish no matter the weather we get. Hahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I do so love cucmbers and onions in vinegar and water with a touch of salt and pepper...goes great with almost any meal...ummmm!! It is funny when they hide from us to obtain those monsterous proportions!! LOL It won't be long before you will be enjoying the sweet corn as well..... Happy Gardening!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Jul 07
15" Cuke - Cuke and tape measure
I've only got 4 stalks of corn growing. the wife started them from seeds from corn we ate last year i think. HAHAHA!! I love salads but only when I grow the stuff. In fall and winter I don't eat salads. Guess I'm just fussy when it comes to "rabbit food". HAHHahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
12 Jul 07
Are these a special kind of cucumbers? I saw that they are best harvested between 6-8 inches or was this an accident because it was hidden? I like cucumbers with the vinegar and water, but prefer sugar in place of salt.. I also like them just plain, in fact unless I grow them myself,I don't eat the skin so I was pleased to see a couple of weeks ago when we started harvesting...
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 Jul 07
That's great, Grandpa Bob. I'll unload some cukes off ya if you will unload some green beans of me. lol I'm getting sick of eating them everyday. lol Time to start freezing em.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I've a few baggies of green beans in the freezer actually. And by the blooms on my cukes I'll be having tons of them also. I have 4 cuke plants along side my house and they flourish there every year so far.
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jul 07
You have done well this year. I am surprised that all you have done in your more northern climate. Do you already have tomatoes ready to eat? Enjoy some of those for me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Yesterdays Pickings - Ate a few more yeasterday as well
Thank God for digital cameras. I picked these yesterday morning. Been eating them for 10 days or so now. My cherry toatoes are starting now. I picked one yesterday and ate it as I picked the others. These are called Early Girls I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Oh boy I do love cucumbers send me some! It should taste really good. Are they all that size? Happy harvesting.LOL YOur such a farmer!LOL
@magnet (2089)
• United States
13 Jul 07
That's great. We finally have some cucumbers,squash, and tomatoes and they are huge!
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I found one like that on my plant the other day. I pick my when the get a little smaller I find they last in the refrigator better if my hubby and I do not eat them soon. I will rate the photo after I submit this reply.
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Another good news from ur garden... I have a friend in Texas they have a good cuke this summer as I tell you cause last year i ruined their garden and all the eggplant and cukes plants while playing with their son...mad!!! This year they sent me some pics and they said...thank god you here not here this time!!!!!
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
16 Jul 07
I looked at all the pics you posted in your replies, and good grief those things are humongous! And I bet they taste so yummy too! I keep swearing I'm going to come and raid your garden one of these days. LOL
@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Again I’m jealous- I’m patiently waiting for veggies to appear on all the beautiful plants of ours in the garden- We do have 2 squash starting and several tomatoes- but nothing red or big enough to eat- and no cukes or beans—We have gotten beets, carrots, and radishes out of the garden to eat- YUM!
@kareng (7985)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Congratulations on your cucumbers! Burpless are great and have a good flavor. I find they don't give me indigestion like the others sometimes do! It sounds like you have a great garden growing. Send me some sweet corn!
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
13 Jul 07
We have been eating cucs from the garden too. I have a different variety this year, they are shorter and fatter. I had the long burpless kind last year, we had one that grew 18 inches. I love the hook at the end, it gives me ideas, haha. Mine are planted close to the rasberries, they are doing real good. I have lots of green tomatoes, I am looking forward to the big boys getting red. I have dreams of a tomato sandwich. Happy eating from the garden.
@amyann16 (414)
• United States
13 Jul 07
We don't have a garden this year because we just moved into a new house, but usually we love to garden and the only cucumbers we will plant are these burpless ones. They always give us plenty of cucumbers and you are right, they are huge! We love to slice up cucumbers and dip them into a wasabi/soy sauce mixture. Delicious!
@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
13 Jul 07
Cucumber - A sliced cucumber
I always find that cucumbers from the garden are really bitter why is this? How to you stop them from getting that bitter taste? I really love them them even bitter but sometimes I find it is so bad I cannot even eat them. Do you know how to stop this?
@abroji (3247)
• India
13 Jul 07
That cucumber is realy large. You have ripe tomatos also. We here make salad with cucumber, tomato, onion, green chilly, veniger and salt. I like it very much. You are blessed with good yield from whatever you plant. Congratulations. Thank you.
@nolipo (407)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Speaking of huge, that reminds me about what happened when I was a kid, mom was doing a compost pile and had dumped the potato peelings out there. We had some plants come up (maybe it was just one, I was young and that was long ago) anywho... must have been 15 or so big big potatoes from that one plant.