Help permies get a
new server
by contributing to the fundraiser
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
  • r ranson
  • Jay Angler
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Timothy Norton
  • Christopher Weeks
gardeners:
  • Saana Jalimauchi
  • Jeremy VanGelder
  • Ulla Bisgaard

Growing Cucumbers Naturally

 
gardener
Posts: 1086
Location: Zone 9A, 45S 168E, 329m Queenstown, NZ
478
dog fungi foraging chicken food preservation cooking fiber arts
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This thread has inspired me to try growing cucumbers again.

I have failed miserably in the past but manage modest success with zuchinnis that grow into monster marrows. Just as well I have a husband who cooks the most amazing variations of stuffed marrow.

There is a chinese method of pickling cucumber, daikon radish, carrots etc whereby the cucumber is sliced lengthwise, flesh scooped out and the cucumber sliced hasselback style in one inch wedges.

The vegetable is soaked in brine to draw out the liquid and retain the crunch.

The vinegar is slightly sweetened, chili, ginger and garlic added and rinsed vegetables added. No canning required, more a fermentation style pickle.
 
Won't you please? Please won't you be my neighbor? - Fred Rogers. Tiny ad:
We need your help - Permies server fundraiser
https://permies.com/wiki/260600/Permies-server-fundraiser
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic