Pickles In A Jar
Wash cucumbers and pack whole in a glass gallon jug.
If jar is not full, top off with cold water. Put lid on jar and let stand on cabinet for three weeks.
Drain. Cut cucumbers into chunks, slices or strips as desired. Return to jar. Add 8 cups sugar, or less according to taste (Elba uses four cups, Dorothy Phillips uses six). Let stand on cabinet top 3 to 4 days, until sugar dissolves to make its own juice. Store in the refrigerator. Add a bud of garlic in the bottom of the jar to add more flavor, if desired.