Monday, March 15, 2010
This little lunchbox cuke might not seem like much of a harvest but it was to me...after all I have nurtured my two windowsill cukes for several months now. Everyone has been after me to pluck it from the vine but I have been waiting for just the right moment. Since we had a family gathering for some of Bent's spectacular barbecue ribs on Sunday, I figured there was no better time to give it a try. Everyone was amazed at the flavor....I have to admit I was worried they wouldn't taste like garden fresh cukes but boy was I was wrong. There are many more cukes on the vines but they aren't quite ready yet. I have been feeding them twice a week with an organic fertilizer so they should be pumped up real soon. Heck, now that I know you can grow cukes in the winter in North Idaho, I may have to expand my windowsill operation!