June 29, 2014
cucumbers, squash, onions, tomato
The little 2″ diameter tomatoes are “stupice”. They produced the first tomatoes of the season, a month ahead of my usual tomatoes.
Yes, eventually we will have too many cucumbers. Soon I will make refrigerator pickles and keep a bowl of cucumbers and onion slices in herb vinegar all the time while we have them.
- Organic Cucumber, Chinese Suyo Long
- White Wonder heirloom Cucumber
There are two more kinds of cukes I am growing this year. One is the little Kerby-type, which got planted late. My all-time favorites, an English cucumber, which I am just wondering about and will go looking for tomorrow.
Eventually, I’ll can a few garlicy dill sandwich slices and peppery spears. Plus, if I could only make one pickle, it would be the famous bread and butter pickle.
Uncle Ebb got a few white cucumbers on a sales trip, he shared them with his mom, my grandmother.
She grew the white cukes and saved seed for some years. White wonder are very crisp. don’t let them get big because they get bitter and need to be peeled.
Nichols Garden Nursery offers seed for white wonder cucumbers and stupice tomatoes.
Bred in the former Czechoslovakia, stupice is lunchbox size.
Cold-tolerant tomatoes ripen red slightly oval. They get better and sweeter as the weather gets warmer.