LEMON CUCUMBER

A few months ago I came across a cucumber plant that I had never heard of before, as I like the taste of lemon I thought I should try these plants and see what these cucumbers tasted like. So I bought two small plants and planted them in the greenhouse. Now they are ripe and ready to eat, so I tried the first one yesterday, they tasted like the green ones but they have a lemony colour so they probably got their name from their colour of skin. But it was fun to see them bloom and grow into big yellow ball’s, they were really easy to grow and I definitely want to grow them again next year.

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HERE THE PLANT IS BLOOMING

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THEY HAVE THE SIZE OF A SMALL MELON OR A BIG TENNISBALL

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THIS IS HOW THEY LOOK ON THE INSIDE, I THINK  I’LL HAVE TO HARVEST THEM EARLIER SO THE PIPS WILL BE SMALLER BUT THEIR TASTE IS GOOD

How I like to eat cucumbers and other salads:

2 soup spoons of oil (oil for cold use)

– 2 soup spoons of red wine vinegar

– 1 small spoon of mustard or as much as you prefer

– 1 small chopped onion

mix the oil, vinegar and mustard, add the chopped onion with the cucumber then pour the mix onto the vegetables and stir, voilà, ready !

Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by ! Enjoy your garden !

MEANWHILE IN THE GREENHOUSE….

Everything is growing fine now what with the hot weather. I do have to water now every day.

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THE SNACK TOMATOES ARE FINALLY RIPENING

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HERE YOU CAN SEE SOME SNACK TOMATOES WHO ARE NOW READY TO EAT, THEY ARE REALLY SWEET AND TASTY

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THE GRAPES ARE GETTING BIGGER, THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE FRUIT ON MY GRAPEVINE

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THIS PLANT WILL GIVE ME SMALL ROUND LEMON CUCUMBERS, I’VE NEVER EVEN TASTED ONE SO I AM VERY EXCITED TO TRY ONE

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THIS IS A BAD PICTURE BUT YOU CAN SEE ONE OF THE CUCUMBERS HERE, WHEN THEY ARE RIPE THEY’LL HAVE THE SIZE OF A TENNISBALL

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HERE ARE MY BEANS, THEY ARE YELLOW BUTTER BEANS SO WHEN RIPE THEY’LL BE COMPLETELY YELLOW

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THESE ARE ITALIAN TOMATOES, I THINK THEY’LL NEED MORE TIME TO RIPEN THAN THE SNACK TOMATOES, THEY ARE NOT EVEN BLUSHING AT THE MOMENT

Today was a lovely day, it was warm but very cloudy so it wasn’t too hot, perfect for working in the garden. We cut a few huge branches off the amelanchier as it was getting too big, did some other pruning, some weeding, watering….Tomorrow will be a very hot day so I intend to read a book under my tree with a nice cool drink…no work, just relax and enjoy my garden.

Have a great weekend and I hope you can all enjoy your garden as much as I do !