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Celebrate Summer!  Easy Cucumber Recipes

Celebrate Summer! Easy Cucumber Recipes

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Today is officially the first day of summer--we celebrate the solstice and Father's Day both! The garden is revving up as is the summer heat--the salad greens are bolting--however I've picked my first two cucumbers and last night I pitted 4 quarts of sour cherries for the freezer. What's happening in you garden? Try one of these cooling cucumber recipes to welcome the season!

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Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

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Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand.

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Happy New Year of the Cucumber

Happy New Year of the Cucumber

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The National Garden Bureau has christened 2014 as “The Year of the Cucumber,” selecting this edible for recognition in its annual program. There are plenty of ways for gardeners to celebrate with this basket of new varieties to try.

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Why do my cucumbers have a chemical taste?

Why do my cucumbers have a chemical taste?

I actually have 2 problems with my cucumbers. The major one is that they have a chemical taste and the other is that they are supposed to be english cucumber, long and skinny, and they are short and...

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Dragon Egg Cucumbers

Dragon Egg Cucumbers

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Here's a photo of our 1st "dragon egg" cucumbers.  They are really good!  Mild and sweet, and a good size for fresh eating. 

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Recipes for Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Recipes for Easy Refrigerator Pickles

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It’s easy to transform garden-fresh cucumbers into crisp and crunchy homemade pickles. Here are two simple recipes to help you savor summer even more.

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Container Cucumber Report

Container Cucumber Report

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How well did three different kinds of cucumbers grow in one patio container? Here are the results of the great cucumber experiment of 2012.

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Help for Growing Cucumbers

Help for Growing Cucumbers

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Cucumber seedlings are especially attractive to garden pests. Here’s how simple mini-greenhouses can outsmart hungry birds and squirrels.

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QUESTION: Cucumber problem

QUESTION: Cucumber problem

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We have been planting a garden for the past 8 years and have never had a problem with the cucumbers They are plentiful but a day after we pick them they get real rubbery and soft. What are we diong...

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QUESTION: Bitter Cucumbers

QUESTION: Bitter Cucumbers

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I just would like to know why some of my cucumbers are SO BITTER?   I have to taste each one to find out if it is good and then the bitter taste gets in my mouth and I can't tell.  I have a...

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All We Need is Our Lemon Cucumbers

All We Need is Our Lemon Cucumbers

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Every year since I can remember, we've over-planted cucumbers. This year, we ended the cuke parade.

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Summer Greek Salad

Summer Greek Salad

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Having just recently spent a few weeks in July on the isle of Syros, I found out what a true Greek salad is. This salad is placed on the table family style and generally serves 2 to 4 people; it is easily doubled or tripled.

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Summer Musings

Summer Musings

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It is that laid-back lazy hazy days of summer time. It is almost too hot to go out to the garden during the day, so many gardeners get up early in order to get weeding, watering and garden chores done before the heat of the day arrives. If I have time, I often plan what to have for supper, harvest and cook it in the morning, so I don’t have to heat up the house later in the day.

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QUESTION: Why are cucumbers so bitter?

QUESTION: Why are cucumbers so bitter?

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My sister lives in Texas and has a problem with her cucumbers being bitter on the ends, but not in the middle. Why would this be happening?

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What Causes Bitter Cucumbers?

What Causes Bitter Cucumbers?

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Even if you apologize to them and promise never to miss another watering - it may already be too late.

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Heirloom seed popularity contest

Heirloom seed popularity contest

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Learn how we choose which seeds make it into our seed catalog - and find out what "old" seeds are "new" in the 2010 catalog.

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Video: Vertical Gardening

Video: Vertical Gardening

Maximize your growing space!

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All About Pickling Cucumbers

All About Pickling Cucumbers

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Compact varieties grow fast in almost any amount of space, in this article you'll learn how to select, plant, water, and use this versatile vegetable without pickling them. You'll also find out how to protect your crop against the cucumber beetle.

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Controlling Cucumber Beetles

Controlling Cucumber Beetles

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Adult cucumber beetles and their larval form, the corn rootworm, can wreak havoc with corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and the leaves of legumes. Fortunately for the gardener, there are several "least toxic" methods for controlling these voracious garden pests.

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Cucumber and Yogurt Raita

Cucumber and Yogurt Raita

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Raita is a blend of grated cucumber, yogurt and herbs. It goes well with curried dishes.

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