I finally snapped a picture of a cucumber forming on Friday. These small veggies were hard fought for, and late in the season. To get this photo I had to battle two foes. First the ever present and hungry cucumber beetles. Second, furry ground hogs which are the size of a small beagle, with an appetite that would put a hound to shame.
Now that I have the chance to see a cucumber I’m left wondering about those tiny spikes on the edges. I’ve tried to do a search online to find their meaning, with no luck.
Spikes or not, I was quite happy to find this larger cucumber latter in the weekend. It’s big enough for salad, and it was quite good, perhaps even more so because it was hard fought for.