Part of a series From Seed To Supper for what to grow, how to grow it and what to do with it once it's grown, the subject is cucumbers, melons and gourds. Long staples in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, cucumbers and melons are delicious raw or cooked in the numerous recipes provided in this valuable book. Found here are recipes for cooking and methods for curing the large number of gourds found in or as dishes around the world. Grow your own bird house, bath sponge, ladle or rattle...or eat them while they are young. With more than 85 recipes and procedures from seed planting to harvest and on to pickles, creamed cucumbers, melon soup or shakers and bird houses, this book tells how!