In addition to the popular vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, radishes, lettuces, etc.) that I grow every year in my garden, I always try to plant several varieties of vegetables that are less common.
This summer, for example, I am growing lemon cucumbers (photo, right). They are a little smaller than a tennis ball and develop a yellow color when ripe. I usually eat them raw, and I love their clean, refreshing flavor, which is slightly citrusy.
I’ve never seen lemon cucumbers for sale in food stores, but they can be found at farmers’ markets.
The next time I cut a lemon cuke open (probably sometime today), I have to remember to scoop out some seeds, which I’ll dry and use for next summer’s planting.