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This is the cucumber bed before lots of rain and sun, remember these were sprouted from seeds.  And then the after photo is just 2 months later…

garden 1  cucs after

too many cucs

So what do you do with all of those cucumbers?? Try this great recipe for Refrigerator Pickles

~ Authentic Amish Refrigerator Pickles~
~Ready to eat in 24 hrs~

6 c cucumbers, sliced
1 c green pepper, sliced
1 c onion, sliced
1 c cider vinegar
2 c white sugar
1 tsp celery seed
2 Tbsp salt

Slice the veggies into 2 quart jars, I like to make layers of them: you can leave out the onions and peppers, if you want, but they are so good!~Mix your other ingredients in a large measuring cup, stir well. The sugar will not be dissolved yet~Pour over sliced vegetables, evenly in each jar~You will finish filling the jars with cold tap water~I shake the jar a few times during the 24 hrs to mix~No need to cook it~ Ready to eat in 24 hours. Taste best if eaten within a week or two~but I like to add tomato wedges or slices to this liquid for overnight, when it is close to empty of veggies~Use the next day~Unbelievable with sandwiches~
~I have also pickled hot peppers using a batch of this same liquid~They are delicious!~

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