Cucumber - Homemade Pickles Organic (Seeds)
- GMO Free
Semi-bush type plants produce a large number of medium green 5-6" fruit with small white spines and a crisp core. This is an excellent dill pickling variety that can also be harvested at 1.5" long for baby sweets. Pick regularly to maintain harvest - it is best to cut the cucumbers from the vine rather than twisting or pulling them off. Good disease resistance. An excellent choice for small gardens.
How to Grow
Cucumbers grow best in a wind-sheltered site with rich, warm sandy loam. Sow seed when the dancer of frost has passed and when the soil has warmed up to at least 18°C - cooler soils lead to poor germination. Sow seed 3/4" deep with 8 seeds per hill in hills spaced 4-5' apart. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Harvest cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife. To get a jump on the season, start seed indoors in fibre pots 3 to 5 weeks before planting out. Do not plant out until early June to avoid cool nights and blossom end drop. Cucumbers are shallow rooted and need a consistent, even supply of water. Water is best applied early in the morning - this avoids creating favourable conditions for mildew on the foliage.