Gherkin National Cucumber seeds is a fast growing outdoor type which produces a mass of small slightly prickly fruits ideal for pickling.
Cucumber is a traditional salad vegetable which can be produced either in a glasshouse or outdoors. The long green types found in the shops can only be grown with the aid of a heated glasshouse, but other types are quite at home in your vegetable plot or grown earlier using cloches, cold frames or polytunnels.
Product Part Number: 12008
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
February to May
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge to prevent rotting 1.5cm (1/2") deep in individual 9cm(3 1/2in) pots under glass at a constant day and night temperature of 21°C.
What to do next
As soon as the seedlings have formed 3 true leaves, transplant into 15cm (6") pots. When the plants are about 10cm (4") tall, plant out into final positions into large pots or growbags underglass. Provide some form of support and tie in stems as required. Can be planted outdoors once hardened off and all risk of frost has past. Grow up against netting or allow to trail along the ground.
July to September.
Cucumbers prefer a moist atmosphere. Keep well watered and feed regularly once the fruits start to set.
High in potassium and low in calories.