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    Well cucumbers are taking over the greenhouse, I've tried my first ever go at pickling them.

    I also grew gherkins specifically to pickle, but yields have been.. welll 3 fruits so far, so I've given them a go.

    I've used white vinegar, with a bit of sugar to sweeten, and some dill.

    Need to wait several months now before tasting...

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    Next to pickle.... onions.
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    Seasprout here's another recipe I use it for pickling both courgettes and cucumbers it never fails.

    Pickled Courgettes
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    Don't forget to brine the veg first otherwise there will be too much water in them and it will dilute the vinegar and they could 'go off' instead of pickling.
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    Fridge pickles are quick - peel off strips of cucumber (including the peel, but discarding the seedy middle), salt well and leave in a colander for an hour to drain. Finely grate a knob of ginger, bung in a jar with a tablespoon of sugar and white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, about 1/3 or 1/2 way up. This is based on a bonne maman jar. Bung in some sliced green chilli or a whole red dried one. Roll the cucumbers up in a clean tea towel to squeeze the water out then pack into the jar. You may need a bit more or less pickling liquor so tip out or top up with the vinegar. Keep in fridge, ready in about half an hour, will keep for a few days - I've never tested how long they disappear very quickly! Great with smoked mackerel pate or cheese sandwiches or.. Anything else

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    Not for cukes, but pickled nasturtium seed pods are 'mazin!

    I use Linda Ly's recipe: Poor Man's Capers: Pickled Nasturtium Pods | Garden Betty
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    I pickled a load of nasturtium pods last year and have been using them in soft cheese with dill and chives and putting it on top of smoked salmon slices and then rolling them up. Lovely with home grown salad for lunch.

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    I've just finished of my last years pickled nasturtium pods so i'll be doing some more this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    I've just finished of my last years pickled nasturtium pods so i'll be doing some more this week.
    How many seeds do you need for an average jar .?

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