Have you ever seen such a bizarre looking cucumber? It grew through a light plastic mesh fence I installed to protect my Rhode Island garden, which I planted on an earlier visit. (Did you miss my post about moving across the country?) Everything seems to grow very well in the Ocean State so I’m satisfying my gardening itch for sure. The smaller plants I culled from my garden will go into my homemade composters.
You can still see a little of the black mesh, which the cucumber partly swallowed. It took me a few minutes to cut the questioning vegetable free. I plan to use it in one of my favorite salads, which I copied from a friend who isn’t fond of measuring spoons.
Favorite cucumber salad
1 cucumber, chopped small
juice of two lemon (or to taste)
chili pepper (few dashes)
cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy)
If you can, marinate everything for an hour, but this is optional. You can also add diced red onions or a diced tomato. Has anything as strange as my cucumber grown in your garden?