Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cure for Curcurbits

Other than killing cucumber beetles (and they're so cute, I feel bad!), not much is happening in the cucumber garden, which is a good thing! No disease. I pulled the two plants that looked suspiciously wilty, and the rest look healthy. They are very prone to bitterness, but if I pick in the morning, rinse immediately, and cut the ends off (old wive's tale?), they are fine in salad. But what I really want are those perfect middle eastern thin-skinned ones I get at the farmer's market--and which are certainly grown in greenhouses. Anyway, I'll try lemon cucumbers next year.
Maybe we'll do some pickling when all of these are harvested:
These seem to be doing okay on the triangular tomato ladders:

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