We did an experiment with some of our cucumber vines this year. We planted them next to the fence so they could vine up on the fence. They have done so well, that next year I plan on planting all of the cucumbers along the fence line. Not only has it given a great cover for the fence, we have had better production of the cucumbers.
One of my favorite summertime pickles recipes is "The Pickle Pot". There is still time for you to start your Pickle Pot and enjoy it through the holidays. Go to the link below and get the recipe.
30 medium cucumbers
10 medium onions
4 tablespoons salt
Slice cucumbers and onions and sprinkle with salt
Let stand 1 hour
Drain in a cheesecloth
Mix the following spiced vinegar
5 cups white vinegar
2 tablespoons celery seed
2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons mustard seed
Bring the vinegar mix to a boil, add the cucumbers and onions and bring back to boil.
Simmer 10 minutes
Pack into hot sterilized jars. Process 10 minutes in a hot water bath.
Remember to listen for the pop of the lid in the cooling process to make sure you have a good seal on the jar.
I am so happy that you stopped by to have tea with me today, now don't forget your basket of cucumbers. Come back soon!
Peace and Joy