|Beetroot leaves after less than 24 hours|
|Lots of carrot seeds sprouting|
A 10" pot I sowed 6 weeks ago
earlier and the one I did today
|Sown circa 6 weeks ago and you can see the carrots|
There were 3 large cucumbers ready so the other evening I peeled them, one half was sliced on my mandolin and the other half was cubed. Both lots were sprinkled with salt, covered with cling film and placed in the fridge overnight. Every time I opened the fridge I agitated them a little so that the salt solution was evenly spread. The next day I threw away the liquid that the salt had drawn out of the cucumber and rinsed them thoroughly. I left them to dry a little while I was sterilising the jars.
|Cucumber sprinkled with salt|
|Cubed and sliced cucumber pickle|
PS: We have not had one drop of rain and the heat has been unbearable at times, this afternoon it was 26 and muggy. Rain forecast for Monday......YES PLEASE.