Posted by oakandsage on July 16, 2014 at 02:22 and edited at October 08, 2019 at 03:26


So I completely don't have the time/energy to keep my crop list up to date, but this year I planted cucumbers. Or I thought I planted cucumbers. It turns out they are armenian cucumbers which are actually a particularly cucumbery variety of muskmelon. Many people like them but I am slightly weirded out by the density of the flesh and the sort of zucchini-like texture and flavor.

Fortunately my landlady says she's fond of armenian cukes so she took the giant cuke I brought her to make a cucumber salad of and perhaps I will learn to love them once I know what sorts of flavors to pair them with. They aren't untasty, it's just they were a bit surprising.