Sunday, 14 August 2011

Just Snacking

One of the greatest pleasures of growing fruit and vegetables are the little nibbles that you sample before any of your produce even reaches the plate. Be it a strawberry, pea, raspberry or tomato or herby bite there always seems to be something slightly illicit about such munchings but the taste is oh so sublime. I also tell myself that it is of course all in the name of quality control. This year's new discovery and a ready made allotment lunch, if I have remembered to take some bread and butter, has been the delicious 'Crystal Lemon' cucumber. Himself is not partial to cucumber so I decided this year to forsake my usual 'Burpless' for smaller outdoor grown cucumbers, namely the slightly exotic looking 'Crystal Lemon' and 'Iznik'. The jury is still out on the latter ~ it is described as producing cocktail sized cues but they are still too small to sample. The former though is definitely a hit and is already on next year's seed list.

7 comments:

  1. Amazing picture Anna!

    I forgot to sow my cucumber seeds this year. Those two varieties look very interesting. I will seek them out for next year.

    Jeanne
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  2. Anna, forgot to say - the lily in question on my last post is 'White Heaven'- quite apt - the fragrance is heavenly!

    Jeanne
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  3. My three outdoor ' Marketmore' cucumbers have refused to grow above 12" which is very annoying. I can't understand why.
    I might give your Crystal Lemon a go next year - never grown a yellow cucumber before.

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  4. love your blog, i have put a crystal cucumber in my polytunnel and it has just taken over!

    liz x

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  5. Oooh, that looks really interesting, might have to try that myself. I, too, love that illicit bite or three taken as a "reward" for working at the weeding, nothing tastes quite as good as the quickly snarfed carrot or bean, mid weed.

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  6. No one other than me in our house likes cucumber. I was intrigued when I saw your photo - I never imagined that was a cucumber until I read your post. I wouldn't mind having a go at that variety.

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of cucumbers, but I'd love to know what the taste description of this one is

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.