For many, one of the real joys of farmer's markets is finding days-gone-by goodies we just don't see any more. To wit, Kathy and Ron brought several bags of gen-u-wine hickory nuts, a delicious treat of the past. Tip: Hickories are so hard-shelled as to defy any nutcracker. The usual cracking method is smashing them with a hammer, which can smash meat too. The best way to get the most meat is to use...a bench vise.
'Cool Breeze' Cucumbers The 'Cool Breeze' Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Cool Breeze') is a hybrid that produces a huge crop of 4-inch-long cucumbers (up to 50 per plant) said to be outstanding for making sweet pickles. The vegetable is disease resistant, doesn't require cross-pollination, and you can get your cukes in 45 days from seed..