Cucumbers are usually divided into two types. "Slicing cucumbers" are produced for fresh consumption. "Pickling cucumbers" are produced for eventual processing into pickles. Slicing cucumbers are usually larger and have thicker skins, while pickling cucumbers are usually smaller and have thinner skins.
The cucumber is listed among the foods of ancient Ur, and the legend of Gilgamesh describes people eating cucumbers. The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around supports with thin, spiraling tendrils. The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit. Cucumbers are only slightly more hardy than melons, so plant them in warm soil in warm weather after all danger of frost is past. Heavy feeders cucumbers need to be well watered, they need good well - drained soil. Keep well watered. In spite of loving heat, they do appreciate shade in the afternoon, which helps prevent bitterness.
If cucumber beetles are a problem cover with a
Floating Bed Cover
a floating bed cover which promotes early growth and protects from pests which introduce viral disease and wilt. It also provides some frost protection. Medicinal: fresh extracts from cucumbers have recently been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
W ,H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 7-14/Yield 158-580/Spacing 12"