Cucumber Bedfordshire Prize
Item Number: 12006
An old favourite for outdoor growing.Vigorous habit and high yields of light green ridged fruit. Pick young to avoid bitterness.
Seed Count: 50
WHEN TO SOW
May to June
WHERE TO SOW
Sow in May in pots under glass at 20-21°C, or later in the growing site at 60cm (24") between plants, sow 2 seeds per station.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse sowings should be gradually hardened off before planting in the growing site in early June 60cm (24") apart, when all danger of frost has gone. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to the strongest seedling as soon as possible.
Early August Onwards
One of the traditional ways to ensure germination is to fold a damp sheet of kitchen paper in half, and place the seeds on their edge in the fold. Then place ina plastic bag and put them in the airing cupboard. Check daily and once germinated, place in compost and grow on as normal. Pick the fruits regularly to ensure a continuous crop and water plentifully and often.
High water content, low in calories, high in potassium. Skin is rich in carotnoid antioxidant.