As you know, I have several gardening experiments every season. This year it happens to be cucumbers so that we can make our own pickles. Never mind that Greg doesn't like pickles, but I do and I've already got the cukes started!

The seedlings were quick to sprout and look really strong so far. I'll probably be growing these in large containers with a special trellis to give them plenty of room to do their thing.

Cucumber Seedlins (photo Michelle Wolfe)

If all of these seedlings make it to the outside stage, we'll have more cucumbers than we'll know what to do with, so don't hesitate to ask for some! (As noted above, Greg doesn't even like pickles, so...)

This is not just a first in growing cucumbers, but it will be a first into any sort of pickling endeavor. For your viewing pleasure, I've included a tutorial from The Food Network on how to actually turn these puppies into pickles!