What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 4, 2015 0 Comments

Do you still have large, ripe cucumbers lurking in your garden? Don’t throw them away, make pickles.

ripe cucumbers

We had a beautiful October here in the Mid-Columbia, but the time has come to clean out the garden. Sadly.

I have been concentrating on the late tomato harvest, but that is over. Now it’s on to green tomatoes. The beets and carrots can wait a little longer. But we are supposed to have a frost, so the cukes have to be picked now.

Over-ripe cucumbers aren’t good for eating. They make good compost I suppose, but they also make excellent pickles. Try my family recipe for Russian Bear pickles, posted yesterday. The warm spices make this the perfect Thanksgiving pickle!

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Renee Pottle, an author and Home Economist, is fanatic about growing and preserving food for her family. She blogs at SeedToPantry.com, MotherEarthNews.com and HestiasKitchen.com.

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