Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rash Decision

Our cucumber plants continue producing two or three pounds to harvest every day. This morning I almost put on my jacket due to the weather before changing my mind. There was no rain falling, after all.

At first this seemed a wise decision. I would have overheated wearing another layer in the breezeless humidity. However, as you can see below, I had to dive in deep to reach a few cucumbers and the spiny plants scratched me up to the point I’m postponing plans to clean aquariums. It seems wiser to wait a day than take chances with my health.

But I Retrieved Those Cukes!
Did you know tropical fish water can transmit disease through broken human skin?

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13 comments:

  1. That's a darn nice haul of fresh cucumbers!

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    1. We're overwhelmed! :) Thanks for the kind word.

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  2. Aren't you about cucumbered out? That's a lot of dill pickles.

    Yikes on your arm.

    I didn't know that about tropical fish water. I know nothing about fish or aquariums.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hugs. ♥

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    1. We'll be sending a lot of jars to friends and neighbors, for sure. My arm almost looks like I got in a cat fight! Not cleaning fish tanks today, either, in fact. Hugs back at ya!

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  3. I did not know that, but I'm not surprised. Plants can be dangerous!

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    1. Danger lurks around every corner. ~shifty eyes~ Sounds like a radio program, doesn't it? Be well!

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  4. Yes, fish tank water is incredibly germy. We used to have freshwater tanks, the biggest just 55 gallon. It seemed big at the time, but after working for a few years in a independent pet store that included freshwater tropical fish, that's little to a fish person! I always washed extra well after each dip in the tanks.
    I've never had spiny cucumbers. As I mentioned, I only grow lemon, and they can be a bit prickly at times, but not to that extent. I tore out my boysenberries, but they were brutal things.
    How many cucumber plants do you have? What kind?

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    1. I'll have to pop over to your blog for answers. ~grin~ I'm curious about lemon cucumbers. Happy Gardening!

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  5. I did not know you could get something from cleaning the tank. I would take a Benadryl for that rash.

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    1. Thanks for the kind suggestion. It's better now, mostly exacerbated by my scratching.

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  6. How many pickles have you peckled thus far? Pickling is a big big deal in Oregon. Even my contractor brother and some of his workers pickle and compare the results.

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  7. Love your post title too, I forgot to mention, very clever.

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    1. We have upwards of sixty jars as of the end of July. And thanks for the appreciation of my title. Hugs, my dear.

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