Friday, July 16, 2010

The harvest has begun

Okay, I've only 'harvested' one cucumber, but it was a BIG one!  I pulled it off the jungle plant upstairs today and excitedly ran downstairs to wash it and slice it before I even thought to take a photo. 
I already started eating it, too.  It was almost a perfect square shape!
This is the 'burpless' variety and the seeds are smaller than grocery store cukes.  It was tasty!  I also have some squash and zucchini that are ready to be picked, so I'm looking forward to making myself a stir fry or kabobs this weekend.  Have a great one!

17 comments:

stylefyles said...

Oh fantastic! I am SO jealous of your garden, especially now that I'm seeing the fruits...errr vegetables of your labor!

If only I weren't so darn lazy, I'd get moving on some crops of my own! (I like to think the laziness is due to being a renter....and not having a yard....but really those are just excuses aren't they?)

Keeley said...

Isn't gardening great? I've been enjoying fresh bruschetta several times a week with the tomatoes and basil from my garden. I always get sad when September comes and my plants die off.

Kerry said...

Hooray for the harvest beginning! Our tomato plants are growing like crazy. You'd think we were giving them steroids or something! I'll have to do a post on them soon. There are so many green tomatoes on the plants right now, I can't wait to start harvesting them all!! Enjoy!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

We just picked a cucumber yesterday, too. I Love it! I can hardly stand it, I have to eat it right away. I put ours in vinegar with salt and pepper. Oh dear, so yummy!

Kim said...

congrats! i'm really loving having a garden as well - it's so fun to watch it every day and then finally get results!! we finally picked 3 red tomatoes this week and ate the right away...so yummy!

Lavender and Lilies said...

Congrats. I've killed almost everything I planted. Next year I sticking to succulents. You can't kill those right?

Life in Rehab said...

Well you go with that green thumb!

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

I bet that was incredibly satisfying cuke. So much different when you grow it yourself.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

yum, yum, yum! Looks so great!

Meg said...

Wow, that is one big cucumber...that's what she said?

It looks perfect!

Michelle said...

Jealous! Last year our cucumbers were a total bust so I didn't plant any this year. Guess we'll be running over to my inlaws to steal some!

Jen said...

There's actually a burpless variety? I didn't even know everyone else burps after eating cukes. My friends always make fun of me for it. Wait 'til I throw this knowledge at them...Thanks Sara :)

Lisa said...

Awesome harvest!

Just tagged you on my recent post - you're it!

Joi said...

I hate cucumbers, but I just have to say that I never knew anyone had our handy built in cutting board! : )

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

You are so cute. I just harvested my very first tomato of the summer and it was delish!
Londen

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Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

How exciting! I can never wait very long to eat something from our garden!