Sunday, 21 February 2010

A good swap!

We have excess garlic and another gardener a cucumber glut. What do you do? You swap! We only have 2 cucumber plants left in the ground - the slaters killed several plantings of cucumbers throughout the season. So, what better way to get our cucumber fix and have some for pickling?

They are big, juicy, tasty cucumbers. So the bulk of them went into big jars to be pickled. I followed the instructions on this page.
They look fantastic in these jars! We shall try the first one in a week or so. Then they'll be stored in the pantry or some other dark, out-of-sight place.


Gavin said...

Nice! I have a few cucumbers that I have been wondering what to do with. Looks like a pickle is on the cards!


Mickle in NZ said...

Such a good swap. I'll try Cucs next summer, this one has been to up and down in temps to even germinate them.

A warm Wellington day this Summer has been 23C. Okay if was steady, but southerly blasts from Antarctica have slowed things down - amazingly this has helped the sugar snap peas, they go into a huff in the cooler times and then produce madly when the sun comes back. Am about to get the last crop from plants producing (eratically but well) since Xmas.

Do enjoy those pickled Cucs