Cucumber (or Gherkin)

Cucumber is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, cucurbitaceae.

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.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Direct

Sow Direct

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 3 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 90 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 90 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 2