CUCUMBER Straight Eight
An older variety of slicing cucumber, still very popular in home gardens. It matures early and bears fruit abundantly, producing smooth, straight 8 inch long cucumbers. Approximately 65 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: For early plants start indoors in pots. Or seed directly into sunny area of garden after all danger of frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch fine soil.
SPACING: In rows, leave 8 inches between plants; space rows 3 feet apart. Or place 6 to 8 seed in hills that are spaced 4 to 5 feet apart.
GERMINATION: 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. Excellent soil additive: processed manure or compost. Water deep and feed every 3 weeks. Can be grown on trellis or fence for support. Pick fruit carefully and regularly for continued harvest.
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture