ate the first cucumber of the season off my own vine. this is a HUGE deal for me cuz i've tried for 3 or 4 years to grow my own cucumber bush and with no success. i get the dreaded cucumber beetle every year and if you read anything about them, they are horrible. so i've been going out to the vine every day and picking them off one by one and SMASHING THEM UNDER A ROCK!!! and today it paid off! it was delicious. i could have taken a picture had i not inhaled it so quickly! maybe next time.