Seeds - Cucumber, Salt and Pepper (Pickling Cuke) OG
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Description: First things first: these cucumbers are tasty, with a sweet but mild flavour. The texture has a perfect cucumber crunch. This selection has improved resistance to powdery mildew. Classic cucumber vine habit. Open-pollinated. Ideal for pickling.
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
Alternative Names: Improved Miniature White
Main Uses: Vegetable
Days to Maturity: 49 days
Exposure: Full sun
Seed Source: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 3 - 7 days at 18 - 22ºC.
Indoors: 4 weeks before last frost date. Sow in individual 2 - 3" plantable pots, such as peat or coir, so as not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Apply a kelp fertilizer such as Sea Magic from first watering onwards.
Outdoors: Direct seed after last frost date, once the soil temperature reaches 20ºC.
Planting Depth: 1/2" (outdoors).
Spacing: 4 - 5 seeds in hills spaced 12 - 18" apart. Thin to 2 - 3 plants per hill. If space is limited, plant closer together and provide a trellis.
Planting Out: Plant outdoors in 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.