Across the Fence

Best-loved veg­gies

Birds & Blooms - - Contents -

Mini Munch cu­cum­bers are picked when they’re fin­ger-sized. They are crisp, juicy and sweet—no peel­ing nec­es­sary. I use them in sal­ads and for snacks at lunch. Dar­lene Zepczyk OSHKOSH, WIS­CON­SIN

Ar­ti­chokes! I’ve been liv­ing in Cal­i­for­nia for two years now and can fi­nally grow them. Clem Hock­stein SEBASTOPOL, CAL­I­FOR­NIA Car­rots. There is no com­par­i­son be­tween a gar­den-fresh car­rot and a store-bought one. Cindy Gre­gory ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEX­ICO The best snack is a hand­ful of warm, fresh-off-the-vine yel­low pear toma­toes. Me­lanie Files MARTINSBURG, WEST VIR­GINIA

Yel­low pear toma­toes

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