Cucumber - Straight-8 Slicing Cucumber

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Cucumbers like warm temperatures for germination and growth, but while the weather is cool you can prepare for maximum production by adding compost and a balanced natural fertilizer to the soil. Vines can reach 6 feet in length and produce best when they’re allowed to ramble on the ground, but where space is limited, provide a 4 foot trellis.


When soil temperatures are 65°F, about 2 weeks after your average last frost date, plant seeds 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart, in rows 4 feet apart in full sun or light shade. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge within 10 days.
When plants have 3 leaves, thin to 12 inches apart. Mulch heavily to keep soil cool and moist.


Just after they start flowering, cucumber plants need regular, deep watering—at least an inch a week—and a low-nitrgen fertilizer such as liquid kelp every two weeks to keep plants blooming and setting fruit.


Harvest in Straight–8 cucumbers after 70 days or when the fruit is 6 to 8 inches long, and before there is yellowing at the blossom-end. Cut stems 1/4 inch from the fruit to avoid damaging the vine. Check vines daily and keep them well-picked to increase yields.




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