A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Monday, July 13, 2009


It appears cucumbers inflate the same way balloon animal balloons do.


Paul Spooner said...

Bet you can't make a balloon dog out of one!

jasonakamax said...

is it just me, or does that second photo contain a shadow on the fence in the background that's roughly shaped like the continental United States?

Beena said...

Ever since the hatch blew, the vegetables on "the island" didn't seem to grow properly, and would frequently look odd...

Erin said...

Why do a get the feeling that cuke is about to explode?

jada said...

Jorge, I really admire your green thumb. You take so much time setting up the environment so that your garden will thrive. Good job. We can't seem to grow much of anything here. (central Illinois) Our garden is also where a house use to sit and it seems to just not want to oblige us with produce.

PoshDrosofila said...

my gosh! they are huuuugeeeeeeeee

Jenea said...

You're watched Shrek? There, Shrek with Fiona inflate animals too!

Tia said...

I just collected my first harvest! Check it out!

Elizabeth said...

Those cukes are so oddly shaped. Weird. But they are probably still tasty...homegrown always are! I'll be lucky to get any tomatoes this year. They aren't doing so hot. :-(

Tena Lynn said...

I so admire your green thumb~~~~

laurie said...

Balloon animals never looked so delicious.

Tactless Wonder said...

They deflate the same way when you keep them in the fridge too long...I wish I didn't know this.

Leah said...

Wow, you're cucumbers are even scarier than mine. Although, I found one in the back last week that looked like the big yellow one you have when you returned from your trip.

cat said...

mine are doing the same thing here in austin...crazy, but your's look like they'll be tasty in a salad, mine are very stunted right now due to the hot hot hot summer we are having and no rain... you can always slice them and eat with slices of fresh cheddar cheese, my daughter's favorite snack..;)

Juju said...

Tooo funny! Who knew? You've taught me something new.

The Miner said...

Go Green!

Deb said...

I bet they taste very yummy!

teri said...

Uh.....don't they grow on the ground like zucchini? And, maybe they grow like that because the tops are closer to the sun? Or, maybe I just don't know cucumbers. Love them. Don't know anything about growing them. Maybe they need those sun lights for folks with seasonal affective disorder underneath them?

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Heard you and Michael Emerson are going to be at Comic Con! Wish so much I could go! Tell Michael he has a fan who loves your blog and thinks he's the sexiest man on the planet. God bless, hope you have a safe trip!

Nancy Drew said...

Hi Jorge!

The Lost fan community is doing a huge rewatch event this hiatus as we go back and see things with "Season 5 Eyes". The Lostaholics REwatch Lost Podcast will be discussing the Season 1 finale/Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, July 22 at talkshoe.com

We'd love to hear your take on things if you would like to stop by!! We are a spoiler-free show, so we promise not to ask any questions about Season 6 :)

~Nancy Drew

Tiffany said...

Hey, totally off-topic, my kids and I saw your Hawaii library commercial over the weekend. It was very cool of you to do that. My daughter is your biggest fan!

Love the cucumbers! I wish our backyard was bigger than a postage stamp so we could plant something, too....Your side of the island is probably better for planting, though - more rain...

James Hernandez said...


Not that I have a prurient mind or anything like that, but doesn't that sort of look like a sex toy. Not that I would know anything about that! Just my two cents!

Lyn said...

I'm a little worried about James...


Freud would love your blog.

moon said...

The squeaking...the godawful SQUEEEEEEEEEAKING! How can you get any sleep?

Dan'l said...

Quick! it's time for an experiment. Get some rubber bands and see if you can make an cucumber-animal.

I saw your Library commercial just now, AWESOME!.


sweety, you're sure growing smome butt ugly veggies..I hope they taste better than they look..Me with my evil mind..I wouldn't know which to do..eat it or romance it..

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In case you weren't aware, you've been mentioned on foodchannel.com: http://www.foodchannel.com/stories/1676-curves-and-bumps-are-back-for-european-fruits-veggies

Rayburn Family said...

I just learned last year that this happens when the flower isn't evenly pollenated. Crazy huh? So if you want perfect cukes you much get out there with your little paintbrush and start pollenating...yeah right. :-)

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Demon Cucumbers!

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Hmm indeed.

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But I bet they tasted good!!!

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