Cucumbers are a staple ingredient in summer salads and sandwiches. They can be grown from seed indoors and outdoors and in glasshouses. The long green types found in shops can only be grown with the aid of a heated glasshouse, but the other types are quite at home in the vegetable plot, or produced earlier using cloches, cold frames or a polytunnel. We have many varieties available, including Partner F1 which is a gherkin type. As cucumbers are made of 96% water, they are very refreshing. They are also low in calories and high in potassium. You can try growing a full salad with our extensive range of vegetable seeds, which includes salad leaf seed too!