I was reading on someone's blog (sorry I forgot whose, I read a lot of blogs) about stealth cucumbers. These sneaky guys grow up when you aren't looking and blend in with the plant. I found one of these today. I had no idea it was even there and saw it for the first time today. By the time I even noticed it, it was huge! This thing is as long as a pen and 8.5 inches around! Who knew they could get so big without even being noticed. I assume it is tough or bitter or something now that it is this big? Can I still use it to make pickles or is it better given to the compost pile?