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.