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redneckplanter August 13th, 2011 12:11 PM

Re: any pics for inspiration?bragging rights???
 
crazy good....rotfllllllllll

LAC August 13th, 2011 01:02 PM

Re: any pics for inspiration?bragging rights???
 
I'll brag after I add the vodka..........:D

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...x_edited-1.jpg

TXDirtDog August 13th, 2011 01:06 PM

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Dad-gum that's purty LAC!

KsMama11 August 13th, 2011 09:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TXDirtDog (Post 807704)
Took some pics of the Armenian leaves today. I see 2 distinct leaf patterns on the vines. 1 is more rounded, the other is more oak-leaf shaped.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ening005-9.jpg


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ning001-20.jpg


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ning002-21.jpg


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ning003-15.jpg

Hope this helps.

YAY I found several Armenians the other day!! only a few, but one is a foot long already! Have only got a few regular cukes all year, & NO zucchini & just a handful of green beans!! How do you know when to pick them?

TXDirtDog August 13th, 2011 10:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KsMama11 (Post 815587)
YAY I found several Armenians the other day!! only a few, but one is a foot long already! Have only got a few regular cukes all year, & NO zucchini & just a handful of green beans!! How do you know when to pick them?

Congratulations! :)

At about a foot to a foot and 1/2, the seeds are usually still small enough for us to just slice them and eat them. If the seeds get larger, then it's very simple to cut longwise and then scoop out the seeds before eating. You'll have to experiment to see what size you like the best. I sometimes peel the really large ones, but frankly that's not needed either.

Personally I usually just leave them until the 1 1/2 to 2 foot length and scoop seeds. But do try some smaller to see what you think.

I have tried to get a couple of really large ones to ripen to true melon status this spring (the inside starts turning orange like some cantaloupes) but so far that takes a looooong time on the vine, and bugs or splitting have intruded on those fruits. I haven't had any bug issues with these plants except for when I try to reach a mature melon status on one of the fruits.

Hope you like them.

btw: I have 5 or 6 on the counter now that I need to cut up and freeze to see how I like cucumber soup made out of them. I just pulled some out of the dehydrator that I made chips out of (1/2 of a large one filled 4 trays but wow! they shrink big time). And there are several hanging from the arched trellis and a couple more that'll be ready in a couple days on the chain-link trellis. When they start hitting their stride, you'll have to start getting inventive on how to use them. :)

puttgirl August 13th, 2011 11:18 PM

Re: any pics for inspiration?bragging rights???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LAC (Post 815288)
I'll brag after I add the vodka..........:D

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...x_edited-1.jpg

Beautiful!
But it would taste even better with a serrano or tiny jalapeno at the bottom of the glass ;).

Blanesgarden August 13th, 2011 11:20 PM

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Haha!:D
That is a classic photo, for sure!

bunkie August 14th, 2011 09:27 AM

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and horseradis! great pics LAC!:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hairy Moose Knuckles (Post 814959)
I don't know what it is, but it's not Black Cherry.:D

well now, that's helpful! :D

LAC August 14th, 2011 09:47 AM

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Thank you!
I will take that suggestion and add a bit of cerano........yummy!
~L

redneckplanter August 14th, 2011 09:54 AM

Re: any pics for inspiration?bragging rights???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LAC (Post 815288)
I'll brag after I add the vodka..........:D

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...x_edited-1.jpg

that is awesome.


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