Pickled Gherkins

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Small Cucumbers / Gherkins Small Cucumbers / Gherkins

There are varieties of cucumber available that are perfect for pickling as gherkins and these are fine if you have the space. If like most you only have space for one variety then just pick them when they are small and they are perfect for pickling.


  • 2Kg  gherkins
  • Brine made by dissolving 50g salt in 600ml water.
  • Vinegar – Cider or white wine is best
  • Herbs: Small bunch of dill or fennel (chopped roughly)


  1. Prick the gherkins with a fork or a cocktail stick, then leave to soak in brine for 72 hours.
  2. Drain then put in jars (with vinegar proof lids) along with the herbs.
  3. Bring the vinegar to the boil then immediately pour over the gherkins and seal.
  4. The gerkhins will be ready after a month.
Phyl @ The Allotment Gardener

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