Aimers Organic Cucumber Homemade Pickles Seed Packet
Homemade Pickles Organic Cucumber (Pickling Type). Semi-bush type plants produce a large number of medium green, 12.5-15cm (5-6in) fruit with small white spines and a crisp core. This is an excellent dill pickling variety that can also be harvested at 4cm (1.5in) long for baby sweets. Pick regularly to maintain harvest – it is best to cut the cucumbers from the vine rather than twisting or pulling them off. Good disease resistance. An excellent choice for smaller gardens. Approx. 65 seeds per pack.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Vining
Days to Emergence: 7 - 10
Days to Harvest 55
Height: 1.25 - 2m (4 - 6ft)
Cucumbers grow best in a rich, warm, sandy loam soil. Before planting, work into the native soil 30cm (12in) deep large amounts of garden compost or composted manure. As cooler soil will reduce germination and increase the chance of the seed rotting before it sprouts, wait until the soil has reached a temperature of at least 18 C (66 F) before planting. Mound the soil up into hills about 15-20cm (6-8in) high and about 30-60cm (12-24in) across. Space the hills about 120cm (4ft) apart. Sow the seed 2cm (3/4in) deep with 6 to 8 seeds per hill then after the seed sprouts, thin to 3 or 4 plants per hill. If you have limited space, most cucumbers grow on trellises. Protect the plants from any late spring/early summer frosts and keep the plants evenly watered through the growing season. Even soil moisture is very important as cucumbers become very bitter if the plant becomes moisture stressed by hot dry weather. To prevent damage to the plant, harvest the cucumbers by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife – do not pull or twist them from the vine.