Pickle Cucumbers

1st Pickling Cucumber - Can't wait for a bunch at once to start pickling these.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 25, 2008 2:00pm CST
I planted 6 pickling cucumbers this year. I have one so far and I love it. They look just like a big dill pickle. Here's a photo of it. Now I have to wait till I get a bunch more to pickle them for me and my family. Do you know if I can keep this cuke in the fridge or something until others are ready? Would it still be good to pickle after sitting for a week or so? I have no idea as this is my first venture in pickles grown. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
Hi dear nice vegetable, its really good for salad as well as for Pickle. i think u should leave it there as after u un pick it and keep it Refrigrator, it will loose freshness Take care
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Jul 08
No these are pickling cucumbers not regular cucumbers. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
Ooppppss sorry, what differnce in it and regular cucumber??
@snowy22315 (79600)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I dont much about cucumbers. I tried to grow some last year, and I got one malformed cuke. I think they need a special fertilzer or soemthing. I'm sure somebody on this site will have an idea about cukes. I think somebody will be able to help you out with this pardon the pun "pickle."
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I don't fertilize or feed mine. I weed and water them is all. They thrive like crazy each year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@snowy22315 (79600)
• United States
25 Jul 08
you're lucky
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa Bob, Your cucumber looks good Grandpa bob, When you starting to harvest? be careful with worm, they can make hole inside your cucumber. Happy posting to you too!! oxoxo'dian
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Picked a few Friday night actually of the regular cucumebrs. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
25 Jul 08
Nice looking cucumber! My granny pickles these also and they are the best!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jul 08
We made pickles with our cukes last year. But this year we are going with the true pickling cukes for this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I don't know about that but I just bought a jar of bread and butter pickles for $6.50. I stopped at a fruit and vegetable stand and bought a jar. They are suppose to be made by the Amish. For that price they better be goood!
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• United States
27 Jul 08
I do not see why it would not last. Veggies last a while in the refridge. I have two cucumber plants and they have loads of flowers no fruit yet the same as with my egg plant. My green beans are going while and so are my bell peppers. Alas no cucumbers or egg plants.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
26 Jul 08
hmmm looking yummy.love to try that! and i love it salad cocumber.
• United States
26 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa Bob, I have seen some folks gather them and leave them in wooden baskets. Others put them in the fruit cellar. I i think a cool dry place would be Ideal! I love how you keep trying new things! Your always a busy. I think that it is great that you are grown your own foods.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
26 Jul 08
That sounds like a great idea. Do you know how to pickle things? If so, can you give me a brief rundown? Food isn't going to get less expensive and I'd like to try different ways of storage.