Mild, sweet fruits are pale yellow and best harvested when they reach the shape and size of a lemon. High yields from 3-4 foot semi-bush plants. Use a few slices for muddling or garnish in Gin drinks. A favorite among many cool season gardeners. 70 days from transplant. OP
Care: Space 2-3′ apart in all directions. Cukes need heat and well-drained soil: plant in full sun in raised beds or hills.
Old Tom Gin Garden:
With its blend of juniper, coriander, orange peel and other spices, gin is the ultimate botanical spirit. Gin’s floral, citrus and spice notes compliment almost everything that grows in the garden.
Try a cucumber-infused gin and tonic, a basil martini, an elderflower liqueur, or a thyme-infused blend of sweetness and spice. Borage blossoms are a classic garnish for the gin-based Pimm’s Cup.
Farmer’s Fizz: Muddle 1.5 ounces gin, lemon cucumber, basil, juice of ¼ lime. Shake with ice, strain into short glass filled with ice, top with tonic water. Garnish with cucumber.
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