Cucumbers date back as far as 3000 years in India and China. Today they are a popular addition to almost any home garden. Approximately 35 seeds / gram. Buy Improved Long Green from here.
- Seeding – Soil temperature should be at least 20°C. Cucumber seed will not germinate below 10°C.
- Cucumber plants can also be transplanted. Peat pods are recommended.
- Sow in clumps, 5-6 per clump, 1 cm deep with clumps 1 m apart. Thin to one or two of the best plants per clump.
- Sow in rows, seed 5 cm apart, 1 cm deep. Thin to 20 cm apart. Pick daily once bearing begins to keep vines productive.
Improved Long Green – 70 days. Vines are vigorous and dark green in colour. Broad leaves give good coverage. Fruit size 25×8 cm [10×3″] cylindrical with rounded ends, slightly tapered, black spine. Flesh is crisp and very white. Used for slicing and pickling. Popular with home gardeners. Buy Improved Long Green from seed centre.