Albino in the Garden

I almost missed it, then I had no idea what the heck it was.  There, among the leaves, barely visible was this 13 or 14-inch long something-or-another.  It was situated sort of between the lemon cukes (small, pale yellow and round, with defined ridges) and the English cucumbers (dark green, very straight variety), but also near the zucchini and yellow straight-neck squash.

It was the palest green, almost white.  It was straight and ridged and extra long.


I wasn’t sure what I would find when I cut into it.  But it was just a very unique cucumber.  It was juicy and tender and just right for eating, despite its size (large ones often have very undesirable tough, bitter seeds in them).

I am not sure what has been going on out there under the leafy, vining covering, but there has been some mixing it up, for sure!

2 thoughts on “Albino in the Garden

  1. Weird…
    I don’t know if I like the idea of those cucs getting frisky in my back yard…
    But we have turned up a new strain of frog also that I don’t know where they came from? Did the toads put out a call to their cousins? Very dark green and they are definitely frogs and not toads. They look like little… well, frog men when they are stretched out and swimming in the pond. And we thought we had one, but there are two, so… I don’t know that we might have more next year…
    What am I running here, some sort of Jurassic Park?
    Life finds a way…
    Oh, and by the by, I think The Godfather lives, he was by the garage over the weekend. I think it must have been Luca Brazzi that I got with the mower (accidently mind you) and now he sleeps with the fishes…

  2. Sometimes the plants that don’t get the sun are good.

    When I was in Germany the first time, I arrived during “spargle” season. “Spargle” is a white asparagus which is grown underground, or at least under mulch. They are white, sweet and quite tender.

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