Cucumber" is a slicing or table type Cucumber. It's a burp-less
variety with thin tender bright green skin. This very productive
Cucumber plant is an excellent choice for salads or dipping.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Plant
when soil has warmed to 65 - 70 degrees. Covering the soil with
black plastic before planting will help warm it.
Plant seed 1
1/2" deep in small mounds with 4 to 6 seeds per mound. Space
mounds 3 to 4 feet apart. Keep the soil on the dry side until the
seedlings sprout after which the soil should be kept moist.
Thin seedlings when they are 4" - 6" tall, leaving the
three strongest, most vigorous plants. Plants can be mulched to
keep the soil cool and retain moisture, but it's not mandatory.
Cucumbers can also be grown in bags of potting soil, or on
Harvesting: To improve
harvest Cucumbers as soon as they reach full size. After
harvesting rapidly cool the Cucumbers by soaking in cold water and
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: All
from Ferry Morse. Armenian slicing, 55 days, Cross Country
pickling 53 days, Extra Long Yamato slicing 75 days, Markmore slicing 68 days, Poinsett slicine 75 days, Spacemaster
slicing 60 days, Sumter pickling 50 days, Tendergreen slicing 55 days.