Cucumber Homemade Pickles
A compact, semi-bush cucumber with good texture for pickling. Harvest young at 1 1/2 to 2 inches for baby pickles, or at about 5 inches if larger size dills are desired. Approximately 57 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: For early harvest, start indoors in pots or seed directly into sunny area of garden after danger of frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: In rows, leave 8 inches between plants with rows 3 feet apart. Alternatively, you can plant 6 to 8 seeds in hills spaced 4 to 5 feet apart.
GERMINATION: Seeds will germinate in approximately one week in 70 degree temperatures; longer in cooler weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Rich, well-drained soil is ideal for cucumbers. Processed manure or compost are excellent soil additives. Water deeply and feed every 3 weeks. Can be grown on a trellis or fence for support. Pick fruit regularly when young pickle size for best flavor, texture and continued harvest.Remember to plant some dill!
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture