When are the cucumbers ready !?!? (picture)
I am a first time gardener and this is my first veggie. Yay!! How can you tell when the cucumbers are ready ? My husband thinks it is not ready yet because it is not green. Also, how do you harvest cucumbers ? Do you cut the stem and leave part of the stem attached to the cucumber ? Or pull it off the vine ? Or what ?
This one was thick on the ends and skinny in the middle while it was growing, but it has just in the past couple days filled out in the middle some. The top picture was about 6-19-09. The flower bloomed and was pollinated 6-22-09. The bottom 2 pictures are from yesterday 7-3-09. This variety says that they will grow 10", but it is a little bigger than that. I cannot believe it grew that much in 11 days from the time it was pollinated. WOW !