Cucumber plants and seeds for the UK garden.
Cucumbers like a sunny position in a well drained humus rich soil, they can be grown from seeds or plugs (seedlings) and can be started in a greenhouse or coldframe for best results.
Varieties include specific types for salads and pickling, and or course the 'burpless' varieties.
- Regal and Saladin cucumbers are two of the favourite varieties for pickling.
- Varieties such as Marketmore, Fanfare and Spacemaster are used for salads.
Cucumbers are really a summer crop so plant seedlings in late spring after the risk of frosts is over.
Plant on mounds of hilled soil. Or try from seeds, sown in early spring in a greenhouse, try them in a hanging pot.
Remember that cucumbers are 90% water, so keep well watered.
Cucumber Plants and Seeds are available for sale from the following suppliers.
VEGETABLE PLANTS DIRECT
Vegetable Plants Direct provide top quality young vegetable, herb and fruit plants some of which are from organic seed But all Grown without any chemicals in various plug and pot sizes which are all available mail order from our shop. We are a family run business based in the South West near Churchill In Somerset that is passionate about growing Veg and getting the nation to grow their own vegetables.
DEFLAND NURSERIES LIMITED
Benwick Road, Doddington March, Cambs. PE15 OTU
tel. 01354 740553 fax 01354 741200
Specializing in Organic Plants for Garden Allotments. Vegetable, Salad, Herb, Strawberry and Ornamental Plants