Holiday Weekend

Happy 4th of July weekend to you if you are in the USA!

It’s a gorgeous outside but most official celebrations have been canceled this weekend. But I am outside in the garden enjoying the Summer weather ….

It’s all about the Cucumber today in my garden spot;

Growing cucumbers in pots allows you to start the plants earlier than those planted in soil. … Container cucumbers should be set out in pots in early May in most areas. Put a stake or trellis in the pot when the cucumber is young. You can tie the vines to the support as the plant grows.

Container cucumbers should be set out in pots in early May in most areas. Put a stake or trellis in the pot when the cucumber is young. You can tie the vines to the support as the plant grows. Keep the pot in a brightly lit area with temperatures 70 to 75 F. (21-24 C.). Watch for bugs and fertilize with a low nitrogen food.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Cucumbers For Pots: Learn About Planting Cucumbers In A Container

Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad

  •   cucumber – sliced
  • 1/2 medium  onion – thinly sliced
  • 2 large tomato , chopped


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • Place tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a large bowl, set aside.
  • In a mixing cup or small bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a whisk, blend until well mixed. Pour over tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Toss salad. 
  • Can be served immediately or stored in the fridge, covered for up to 2 days.

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