LoriFLA, I did know that. Still, I felt a little insecure in there.
I made sweet refrigerator pickles this time. I can't remember the ratio of vinegar to sugar, though. The other ingredients were celery seed, onions, and peppers. Mine were purple peppers, because that's what was ripe outside.
The cucumbers I ended up using in the kimchi were pickling cukes I bought in order to make bread and butter pickles. My mom never sent me her recipe, though, so they sat there on the counter for too long. Thus the kimchi.
If you find (or remember) a recipe for the sweet pickles, Stewriffic, I'd love to have it.