Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, cucurbitaceae.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors Plant Out Harvest
How To Grow
Dig a hole 30 cms deep, sow 3 seeds 5 to 6 cms apart at the centre of each pocket. Cover with a large cloche to help germination. When the first leaves have appeared, thin out to leave the strongest seedling.
How/When To Harvesting
The fruits should be cut before they reach maximum size, as this will encourage further fruiting. Most types will be 15-20 cms long. Use a sharp knife - don't tug the fruits from the stem.
- Sow Depth: 3 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 90 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 90 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 2