I grew those! They didn't exist and now they do. Amazing. Can you believe it?!
So the lesson here is...keep trying? Keep neglecting your garden? Choose hearty plants. Yes I believe that is our winner. Actually, I don't know if I told you this story before but, many years ago when Jake was about Isabelle's age we planted some cucumber seeds in a little patch of dirt next to our driveway. After one fun day of gardening we totally forgot about them. Then one day I notice the weeds in that patch spilling over on to the driveway and what do I find but several plump and juicy cucumbers laying on our driveway under a leafy vine that had grown from the seeds Jake had planted weeks earlier. We were amazed and excited. So I knew if a cucumber was wiling to develop while sitting on an asphalt driveway that it likely would survive my neglect in a lovely, deer protected garden.
Proof my theory was correct.
Maybe my thumb isn't black after all.
Just a very, very dark green.
Like the color of my new cucumbers.