Helios Cukes

A few years back, I brought beans to Newcastle. This year, it was cucumbers.

It’s been a bounty year for growing cucumbers – my community garden plot has been producing 4 or more per day. My RDA is usually two, and despite giving them to neighbors and friends I always seen to have plenty extra. I thought I’d take a few up to the farm for some summer salads.

Farm Cukes

But lo and behold, the farm also has a full cornucopia of Cucumis sativus (cucumbers).  Fortunately the local food bank accepts fresh vegetables since every day at the farm saw another 7-10 ripe cucumbers. It was a delightful overabundance of this delicious cucurbit.