summer was supposed to be my relaxing time. My husband and I decided
we could afford to give up my fulltime job, so that I could be more
available to our two preteen sons.
have intermingled with all the other plants until my rows are, well, what
rows? Just tonight my boys helped me pick over two dozen cucumbers.
Already I have pickled two gallons worth this season. I am searching
my cookbooks for any recipe to do with cucumbers. I plan to pickle
another gallon or two, but there are still dozens ripening. It would
not be so bad if. the tomatoes, carrots and spinach were doing as
well. A terrific salad could be made then.
know what is going to happen though. The cucumbers are going to die
out before I ever see a carrot or tomato. It is definitely to hot to
hope _or spinach, it died of heat stroke a month ago, after putting
forth a few frail leaves.
will surely be remembered as the cucumber summer. Next year I will buy
plants. Approved of by the agricultural extension office naturally. I
will also remember that this is the great state of Texas and not of
Missouri where I first began the journey to become a master gardener.
I will plant my corn earlier and my peas and pumpkins later. If the
nightmares have stopped, and I am no longer sick of the I may plant
the cucumbers again, who knows? Until then, got any good cucumber