June 14 is National Cucumber Day, an annual food holiday that celebrates cucumbers. These easy to grow and delicious to eat perennials are one of the most popular things to grow in the garden.
Native to India, Cucumis sativus belong to the same botanical group as watermelon, cantaloupe and squash. Available in different colors and sizes and comprised of mostly water, cukes have even been grown in space as well as one mile under the ground in a nickel mine.
Today is also Flag Day.