I am not a gardener.
I've said it before and I will say it again.
I am not a gardener. I get tired just looking at the weeds and what the bugs do to my attempts is always nasty, but this year I tried something different. I was very excited about Straw Bale Gardening www.strawbalegardens.com I bought the book. I studied the book. I did exactly as the book says. I planted pickling cucumbers among other things. I saw lots of blooms on the bale that had them, but never thought to look for cucumbers - even tho' the book said they could grow 4-5" in one day. So this morning I thought I would just check. Do these look like little pickles to you? I told you I was not a gardener. They totally got away from me but I picked nine of these and put most of them in a salad for lunch. They are awesome. I couldn't quite believe how FRESH things taste right out of the garden. I think I will watch them a little closer now and may even get some little ones for my Sweet Refrigerator Pickles.