Whether it's pumpkin, watermelon rind or plain old cucumbers, we, my friends, can quickly pickle that. In anticipation of bumper crops, the clever folks at Epicurious have come up with a simple brining base that will allow you to pickle whatever, whenever the mood moves you.
Check out the link below for more details, but the ratio is pretty easy to remember: it's just equal parts vinegar and water and four times the sugar to salt (start with two tablespoons salt and a half cup of sugar and scale up as needed.) From there, you're welcome to add classics like mustard seeds, garlic, dill, or take it somewhere a little more interesting with chilli peppers, ginger, or horseradish. Heat it all up, pour it in a jar, and in a matter of hours you have delicious homemade pickles.
How to Pickle Basically Everything [Epicurious]