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My very first homegrown cucumbers !!



I am as proud as a peacock, this morning I harvested my very first homegrown cucumbers ! 3 mini Danito and 2 normal sized. Immediately I had to take a huge bite, it was very crunchy and very watery with a sweet flavor. Delish !  I am so pleased with my first attempt as I was a bit worried they would be difficult to grow, but it has been a willing plant. We planted only two plants, but they have a lot of yellow flowers, so it looks like we will be harvesting plenty in the following weeks. I am looking forward to making crispy barbecued salmon with cucumber yoghurt  or other delicious treats.

 
All photos © Aina - Modern Country


Our broad beans are doing well also. Actually it is a beautiful plant. I did not expect that at all, tall and lean with wonderful scented white and purple flowers. I will update as soon as I see a change. Have you harvested anything from your garden yet ?


~ Aina ~

22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

YAY!!!!

May this be the beginning of many many garden delights for you!

Congrats!

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Tänk att du har gröna fingrar också....
Visst är det väl ändå en härlig känsla när man får skörda det som man själv har sått, vårdat och tagit hand om. Såväl i trädgården som i livet för övrigt.

Hoppas du har en fin sommar. Här har det varit lite si och så med vädret, men det är ju faktiskt vilsamt skönt att sitta inne när det regnar och njuta av en god bok också. När solen skiner är jag ute och njuter....

Kram Mia

heike said...

I think, you will have a rich grow this year.

Hugs, Heike

_rheingruen said...

congratulation! Your first homegrown cucumber looks great and it will be the beginnning of a hole kitchen garden... rheingruen

Michelle Palmer said...

They're perfect! :)

Windlost said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful crops...! Nothing beats a fresh summer cucumber. We always had a vegetable garden when I was a kid and I remember the cucumbers growing large and hiding underneath the big leaves and then suddenly you would find one, much bigger than it had been last week! What a lovely thing!

xo Terri

G:a Affären said...

Tack för din kommentar hos mig, det värmde i regnvädret!
Visst är det en magisk känsla att få skörda sin egen sådd, jag förstår att du är stolt! Jag kommer ihåg bilden från ditt växthus med gurkplantan och nu är det "riktiga" gurkor, det är härligt att odla!
Önskar dig en fin start på veckan och hoppas solen lyser in i ditt växthus!
Kramar Cia

All Seasons said...

Oooh wat leuk om je eerst kommer zelf te mogen plukken. Die zullen ongetwijfeld veel en veel lekkerder smaken dan die uit de winkel.
Een heerlijk recept met yoghurt en zalm.
Smakelijk!!

Fijne week, Aina

Liefs,
Patricia

GryNoKa said...

Vakre bilder som alltid!
Sommerklem fra meg! :)

designchic said...

That is so exciting...and they look delicious too!!

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Wow. These looks great. Its nice to grow your own vegetable garden in your home. You can be sure that its fresh and organic. You can easily have access to it too.

Milissa said...

nice cucumbers! Isn't it a little early for cucumbers though? On my parent's farm cucumbers are still tiny

Modern Country said...

Milissa :

I bought two plants back in early June, they were already quite large then. I planted them in our greenhouse, to be skeltered from wind and rain. If I had planted them outdoors, I'm sure they had grown more slowly. In addition, we have been lucky with many sunny days lately, and with regular watering they grow fast. So now we can harvest :)

Good luck with yours !

~ Aina ~

kråke said...

Hej Goingen! Här ser jag att du inte ligger på latsidan;)) Förstått att du har gröna fingar, så vackert som du har det i din trädgård och det är fantastiskt att få skörda, laga och äta något man själv har odlat från grunden...ljuvligt!!:)) Vi håller oss till morötter, tomater och sockerärtor men vad gott det är att få dra upp en morot, torka av lite jord och bara äta som den är:))))

Kram du fina och ha en fortsatt skön vecka:)

kråke

Anonymous said...

Petit signe amical de Bourgogne en France - Tes photos sont superbes (et les concombes donnent juste envie de les croquer à pleines dents)
J'espère que Dieu me pretera vie assez longtemps pour pouvoir
visiter ton beau pays
A très bientôt - Apolline

1 belle histoire said...

Waouw !
It 'so délicious to eat the product of your own garden !
Congratulations !
Friendly kisses
Flo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Aina...only you could turn cucumbers into a work of art!!!! Sounds like you are well and enjoying your summer!! Much love to you my sweet friend!

blue roses said...

one of the first things i want to do when i shift from apartment renting to home owning is plant a vegetable garden!

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Mary Palumbo Collings said...

You have a lovely blog, so glad to have found you. The cucumbers are beautiful, so fun to watch things grow. Have a great day.
Ciao,
Mary

Michele said...

Nice Job with the cucumbers, They look marvelous.

Sincerely,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Petra said...

wat goed zeg! Heerlijk om zo te eten op een zomerse dag, in de salade, op brood.. mmmmm

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Wow. Those cucumbers looks so fresh and enticing. Its an advantage to have one on your own home. Your sure that its safe and organic.