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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Cucumis Sativus 'Marketmore'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

Ohhhhh I’ve got my first #cucumber #gyo 🥒 (my dad would be proud that I’m using baler twine to grow it up! He used it for everything, including holding his work trousers up!)

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lexijane

Love those labels 🙌🏼

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lesliecole49

Awesome and how funny, I've used baler twine for a bunch of things, including holding my pants up !!

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carolecuttingitfine

I’m guessing you mean trousers as we call them here @lesliecole49 coz holding your pants up with baler cord sound really uncomfortable 🤣🤣 awh thanks @lexijane good old amazon they are a composite recycled material so really hard wearing!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh fabulous....nothing like your own...🥒

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lexijane

Ahh lovely hun. Do you get them to print them up? Either that or you’ve got the neatest writing ever 😉🤪

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carolecuttingitfine

🤣🤣🤣 I’ve appalling handwriting, if I wrote a note for school the children were accused of forgery 🤣 @lexijane luckily they come preprinted

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lexijane

😆😆😆😆😆

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lesliecole49

Yes, I mean trousers, what are pants to you?

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carolecuttingitfine

Underwear @lesliecole49 🤣 my niece and nephew are Canadian and I’m always confusing them with my terminology?!

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lesliecole49

Lol, yes, I guess holding my pants up with baling twine would be a bit uncomfortable 😅

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

First #cucumber 🥒 whooooo hoooo!

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ShelleySnyder

Yummy 😋!!💘😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Looks like it’s floating in space....🥒👌🏼😋

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carolecuttingitfine

All chopped up and ready for holiday club packed lunches! @ShelleySnyder and @gardengirlla 😋 I hadn’t thought of that before @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😂😂 🚀

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ShelleySnyder

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom you're right!👍💘😍

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jendren

👏👏

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jilly

🥒 looking brill 👍🏻👍🏻

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

First #cucumber picked in honour of the MIL's high tea for her 93rd birthday 🎉

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rachelbrooks

Fab! Cucumber sandwiches all round! Wishing your MIL a wonderful birthday 💐

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charlotte

Wow. Mine are still tiny

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carolecuttingitfine

Ah @rachelbrooks thank you! best China and linen in use 😏it's a real rogue one the rest won't be ready for a while @charlotte

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porto

That's a monster!🍆💪😏 @jacq1075 @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

Well @Porto and @jacq1075 I don't like to boast but... 😉😂😂

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porto

Be careful you don't poke an eye out when handling it!! 😮😏🍆 @carolecuttingitfine

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jacq1075

Makes my eyes water 😭😭😭 @porto

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jacq1075

.......and cross my legs 😲 @porto

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#cucumber #gyo in my dad's national service trunk #upcycle mmmh hopefully some yummy cucumber ice cubes for my g and t's 🥒 #gyo #creativecontainers

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rhododendronmad

I have cucumbers and gherkins growing also. I got 4 last year off one vine. I'm hoping for loads this year! Good luck! 😊😊

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carolecuttingitfine

Fingers crossed 🤞 for a good crop for you @rhododendronmad 😊

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linfoster

Great idea but i love that trunk and id use it as a low table in my house 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh @linfoster it was a bit rusty smelly and battered for that 😂 I would if I could have 😊so this is the next best thing 😊

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rachelbrooks

Ah I love that! 😍 Have my Grandad's navy one in the shed! It's been used by all of us kids at some point!

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

Inundated with cucumbers! Given them away, made ice cubes and finally found this recipe http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/cucumber-pickle-recipes-special-awards-48/. So delicious and easy!

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RayB

Well you certainly cut them fine Carole

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brightcolours

#cucumber #abundance #excess #recipe #pickle

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carolecuttingitfine

Ha ha @RayB I see what you did there 😂😂

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RayB

Nice one eh 😄

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

First of the greenhouse #cucumber #gyo #allotment

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vickywesty

Oh wow! I'm trying to grow them too but not looking anywhere as good yet!

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carolecuttingitfine

Keep looking under the leaves @vickywesty they are pesky and hide away then sneak up on you!

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godfreye

Good morning that will be very tasty🤗

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zylo

First of what looks to be a great #harvest , awesome! 😁 👍👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Yep coming on well now @zylo Not many cucumber recipes out there though😂

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zylo

@carolecuttingitfine That's true, but there's nothing quite like a crunchy cucumber slice in a salad or in a tasty sandwich :P

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

First flowers! Everything is starting to flourish after a slow start this season 😊

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zylo

#gyo

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