I went on a family vacation. My garden was still producing but not a whole lot. So, I didn’t expect much.
I was in for a surprise! While I was away, my cucumbers decided to play! There were 5 cukes that were 14 inches long and almost 3 inches in diameter. Really, look at the size of them — dwarfing my 5 quart mixer and towering over my salt and pepper grinders!
When I cut into them, I expected dry centers and mealy flesh but these were oh so sweet! I couldn’t believe it! One cucumber was enough for dinner for two adults.
But the cukes weren’t the only veggies to go berserk!
My pole beans grew up and over the 8 foot fence section I put in place for them. And then they kept on growing.
I didn’t have pole beans; I had a green bean jungle!
I could not believe how dense the growth was. The vines twisted, turned and knotted themselves together to form a mat of green bean greenery that could not be penetrated!
It’s mid-September in Pennsylvania and I am madly picking green beans, roasting them,
making them into green bean slaw and eating them raw.
I love green beans but I already have 32 quarts canned and in the pantry. And I think if another green bean hits my husband’s plate, he may just divorce me!
And I’m still picking cucumbers! What a whacky gardening year this has been.
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