Sunflowers and cucumbers

I have a sunflower at last! One of the flowers opened up in the rain today. It was one of the smaller, sickly-looking plants so I was not expecting to get a flower out of it at all but here it is with a bee hard at work. It’s lovely.


We also picked our first cucumber today. I’ve never grown cucumbers before but it was surprisingly easy. I couldn’t think of how to take a selfie with this cucumber without people getting the wrong idea – maybe it’s just me but cucumbers look like giant penises. So I added a spoon to the photo instead.


And then we chopped it up and ate it!


12 responses to “Sunflowers and cucumbers”

  1. Congratulations on your sunflower. I bet that cucumber tasted good. Did it have a stronger flavour than a shop cucumber?
    Do they all look like penises? There’s something about the curve on that one that makes it so. I am just imagining a plant full of them.

    1. It did taste good and more flavoursome than a shop-bought one but I might be biased.

      This one does look particularly phallic. Perhaps I am growing a new variety of phallic cucumbers 🙂

  2. Sunflowers AND a cucumber on the same day! Seeing your cucumber just reminded me have one at the allotment that’s probably ready to pick now — haven’t been down to water in a few days, oops.

    1. I know! It’s like all my Christmases have come at once.

  3. Oh, well done for the sunflower! As for your cucumber… er… did you have to cuircumcise it? 😉

    1. Nope. This cucumber was not circumcised 🙂

  4. You can’t keep a good sunflower down! 🙂

    1. I’ve never grown them before and I only grew these because Elizabeth wanted to but I’m enjoying it more than she is now.

      1. haha Sounds familiar! 🙂

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