Zukes n’ Cukes

By Published On: May 24th, 20210.7 min readCategories: Photos

Zucchini – a cross between 8ball and Striata di Italia

After weeks of “May gray” the sun has finally come out and the vegetables are kicking into high gear. Some things are growing so fast that I swear you can hear them.

Touring the vegetable garden I can see that among those veggies leaping into action are the zucchini and cucumber. The zucchini are a cross between 8-ball and Striata di Italia, which I’ve found to be a nice combination of mid-sized fruit with small seeds, and a compact bush habit.

The cucumbers are Delikatesse, an open pollinated German heirloom that works both as a pickle when small, and a good slicer when large.

Delikatesse cucumber, a German heirloom that’s good for pickles and as a slicer

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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  1. Bonnie Plants May 24, 2021 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Veggie gardening season is the best season! ???

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