Seeds - Cucumber, Morden Early OG
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Description: Enjoy this heirloom pickling cuke in your short season garden! Introduced right here in Manitoba in the 1950s, this variety is compact and well suited to small gardens and medium to large containers. Although best know as a pickling variety, the young fruits are sweet and delicious as a fresh slicer.
Pack size: 70 seeds
Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 45 - 50 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Strong vines
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 5 - 7 days at 18 - 22ºC.
Indoors: 4 weeks before last frost date. Sow in individual 5 - 7.5 cm (2 - 3") plantable pots, such as peat or coir, so as not to disturb the roots when transplanting. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Outdoors: Direct seed after last frost date, once soil temperature reaches 20ºC.
Planting Depth: 1.25 cm (1/2") (outdoors).
Spacing: 4 - 5 seeds in hills spaced 30 cm (12") apart. Thin to 2 - 3 plants per hill. If space is limited, plant closer together and provide a trellis.
Planting Out: Plant outdoors in 30 cm (12") diameter hills in well-drained fertile soil once seedlings are established and all chance of frost is past.
Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a quality, organic-based potting mix with good drainage. Fertilize regularly with organic plant food. Jobes organic fertilizer spikes are easy and effective!
Watering (Containers): Water containers deeply when top inch feels dry to the touch. Monitor every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Sprawling cucumber varieties with vigorous vines are not well-suited to mixed planters, but compact varieties may do well given a large container, such as a barrel.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. No further fertilizing required.
Watering (Garden): Water evenly - very important!
Garden Companions: Nasturtiums are said to improve the flavour of cucumbers.
Harvesting: Pick regularly for continuous production.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.