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From The Kitchen Gardens… Cucumbers

CUCUMBERS – 20 October 2017

Cucumbers were prolific again this year, and we sent over 300 to the Kitchen. We’ll certainly be growing less next year! Gherkins are a law unto themselves, seemingly growing from chipolata to marrow size as soon as your back is turned.

The Kitchen has made plenty of pickles, and quite a few gherkins made the short trip from plant to composting bin, so definitely less of those next year as well!

Cucamelons, which look like tiny frogskin watermelons, scrambled happily up the cucumbers this year, a new addition to the poly-tunnels. They provided a novelty citrus crunch to the salads.

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