Mia’s Cucumber

When Mia brought home a small cucumber plant that she had been meticulously watering the last few weeks of school from a small seed she planted, she was so proud and I was a tad worried.

I knew we were hoping to move and wasn’t sure where we should plant this precious plant. But NannyJane came to the rescue and Mia carefully dug a hole at the farm in the designated cucumber area of the garden. She and NannyJane have watered it carefully (NannyJane may have watered it a little more).


She took her time picking which cucumber she wanted to devour first.

Photo Jul 24, 7 17 45 PM (1)Then we peeled it and added a titch of salt.

Photo Jul 26, 7 29 31 PM (1)

Yummy! Mia may have a green thumb. But it’s also clear she does her best gardening (and eating) in her pajamas!

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Yay, Mia!! Congratulations on your successful cucumber harvest. What a testimony that the school to table experiment works well when little gardeners put some love and basic growing skills together. Plus, there is something empowering in taking a seed and nurturing it to completion and then eating it!! I love her idea of gardening in PJs too! A sort of Garden Glamping equivalent?

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    What a sweetie! Thanks for sharing this! Can’t believe how she’s grown since we saw her . . . and the rest of you farm folks . . . a few years ago.

  3. Linda says:

    So cute! Doesn’t everyone garden in their PJs? It is so great to see kids’ excitement when something they have planted grows to maturity and they can eat it.

  4. Bonnie ellis says:

    Wow, all things nurtured grow! Look at your daughter. She’s growing into quite a young lady. You and nannyJane are doing a great job. Way to go Mia!

  5. Awwww… isn’t she the cutest thing??? And is there anything yummier than a cucumber right out of the garden with salt?? My fave! – Dori –

  6. Mia, try using a large fork to score the skin in stripes. Then when you slice the cucumber it looks like flowers. Really pretty in cucumber tea sandwiches that way.

  7. Debbie says:

    Yay for first harvests and for cukes and salt… Oh yeah! What would summer be without that taste?
    What a darling girl!

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