I was reading the Ball's guide on pickling foods and it said to wash cucumbers throughly in cold water and if any of them float, discard them and don't use for pickles. Are the pickles that float safe for fresh eating on salad or by themselves or will they make us sick. I have noticed that cucumber beetles are getting to my plants and next year I plan to use floating row covers. In the mean time I nedd to know if they are safe to eat?
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I just picked cucumbers and put them in a big pan of very cold water and they floated...............mine are just off the vine...............none of mine sunk................but it they ever do that they still should be able to eat in salads unless the are soooo big and yellow and then they would be too bitter to eat.
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