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SUPERSTITION

PLANT TOMATOES, CUKES ETC. WHEN THE ALMANAC SAYS THE MOON IS
RIGHT OR YOU WILL HAVE BLOOMS-DAY. 'ALL BLOOMS AND NO
FRUIT.'

Submitter comment: THIS SUPERSTITION WAS LEARNED IN CLARKSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.
IT IS NOW IRRELEVANT TO THE INFORMANT.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; CLARKSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; CUKES=CUCUMBERS VEGETABLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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Food: Recipe

Bread and Butter Pickles

1 gallon firm cucumbers (sliced thin crosswise)

2 green peppers (seeded and sliced)

8 small white onions

Prepare 1 quart of crushed ice. Place these in layers with 1/2 cup of salt. Cover in weighted lid and place in refrigerator for 3 hours. Drain after 3 hours, add to syrup made of:

5 cups white vinegar

5 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp ground mustard seed

1 tsp celery seed

Stir mixture while heating - dissolve sugar. Add vegetables - heat slowly. Scald , DO NOT BOIL.

Place pickles in sterilized jars at once and seal.

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Keyword(s): Cucumber ; FOOD ; Pickles ; RECIPE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation

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Custom/Belief

Belief, Custom - Planting:

On the feast day of St. Andrew everyone plants cucumbers to ensure a good planting season for the year.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P535, F643] crossed out and replaced with F535

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cucumbers ; CUSTOM ; HARVEST ; Offering ; PLANT VEGETABLE ; RELIGIOUS ; St. Andrew ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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Custom; Agriculture

Plant cucumbers by the dark of the moon. If you plant them by the light of the moon, they will just make vines.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Crop ; Cucumber ; Dark ; FARMING ; LIGHT ; Lore ; MOON ; PLANT ; VEGETABLE ; Vine

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Superstition

My grandfather has always cut the end off a cucumber and rubbed the cut piece around on the cut end of the cucumber before eating it. He says it takes out the bitterness.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Bitter' Taste ; Cucumber ; FOOD ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation

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