LindsayArthurRTR
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ahhhh cucumbers...despite the dang beetles :D

Made 15 jars of pickles tonight :D :clap: Here's the results...
[img]https://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac153/LindsayArthurRTR/gardenandhousestuff159.jpg[/img]

Used "old-lady-next-door's pickle" recipe. Here it is:

[url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26435[/url]

These were the rejects nutz:
[img]https://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac153/LindsayArthurRTR/gardenandhousestuff160.jpg[/img][/url]
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Looks wonderful! :D
Will have to check out the recipe. :wink:

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Thanks for the pics and the inspiration, I'll have to give that recipe a shot! Did you end up using the hot peppers in this batch?

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I have jalapenos in my garden. I made 3 stops on my way home from work looking for red chiles. Found some at the last store but they were from Mexico... I decided their carbon footprint wasn't worth what they would offer to the recipe, so I just used the green japs out of my garden :D they don't really make a "hot" pickle so much as just adds depth of flavor. I only put one jalapeño cut into slices into each jar.
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I've only picked about 10 so far, so pickling them isn't in the cards for me yet. Ya gotta love those homemade pickles!

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Your "rejects" remind be of a cucumber that grew through the chicken-wire fence and got a crimp in it.
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Ha! Nope, most were just hanging from the vines, not even touching the fence. A couple were touching the ground. We have been having spotty weather though. I think that's the reason they look that way. Large rains, then super hot and muggy(102 yesterday.)

they still taste good, just not for pickles:)
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