Monday, May 11, 2009
V eggie of the Week: THE CUCUMBER
A true identity crisis surrounds this weeks veggie. Scientifically it's a fruit, it belongs in the Gourd family of plants, and it's closest plant cousin is the Muskmelon. But the best place for the cucumber is sliced fresh on your dinner salad or as a pickled garnish on your hamburger or hotdog.
It may have many identities, but one thing is certain, the cucumber is a versatile, hardy, and welcome addition to any garden.
Either serving as a versatile food, or as a medicinal aid, the cucumber is unmatched, check out what WHFoods.com has to say about "cool cucumbers".
And for first-hand planting, here's how it's done by Jarad at Stonesoup Farms...