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Cucumber Seeds, Improved Long Green

Cucumis sativus
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Improved Long Green cucumbers are a very productive variety of white-spined cucumbers. The 18-20 cm (7-8") long green cucumbers are tender, crisp, and delicious. This variety is best when eaten fresh or sliced in salads.

  • SKU: 140114
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Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
8 to 10 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
50 to 70 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.9
  • Approximate Seed Count: 30-35
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet and crunchy
  • Companion Planting: Beans, Dill, Lettuce, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Radish, Sunflowers. Dill is believed to provide protection against aphids and mites. Nasturtium acts as a deterrent for aphids, beetles, and bugs while also enhancing growth and flavor. Oregano serves as a general pest deterrent. Radish, and nasturtium repel cucumber beetles, with radish also warding off flea beetles.
  • Preparation Ideas: Peeled and unpeeled, sliced cucumbers are excellent additions to green salads and fresh veggie plates.
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    Growing Instructions:

    Cucumber's do not transplant well and seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Optimum soil temperature (not air temperature) should be 15-35°C (59-95°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 1.3 cm (1/2") of soil. After planting, water seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. Cucumber seeds can be succession planted every 3 weeks until mid-July for a continuous supply of cucumbers.

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  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 120 cm (48")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Cucumber vines can quickly take over and can be grown on a trellis or some form of other support as they grow. This raises them off the ground and keeps the fruit clean and free from rot. It also frees up valuable garden space for other crops.
  • Cucumber vines require plenty of water to grow well and produce a good harvest. Wilting leaves is a sign the plants are thirsty. Avoid water-stressed cucumber plants by deep watering twice a week and applying mulch such as straw, dried leaves or compost to the soil to retain moisture and reduce water loss due to evaporation. *Plants can be covered with a shade cloth to prevent them from getting scorched by the sun and keep them cool.
  • Plants not producing fruit? Cross-pollinating type cucumbers rely on the transfer of pollen from male to female flowers within the same plant or between different plants. Only female flowers set fruit, so it depends if your flowers are female or male as to whether they set fruit. The flowers also require plenty of pollination from bees, and you can try attracting bees into your garden by planting bee-friendly flowers to increase pollination.
  • To prevent diseases, avoid watering the plant leaves and provide good air circulation around the plants.
  • Harvest cucumbers regularly to encourage more fruit. They are ready to pick when they are firm but still slightly tender. Overripe cucumbers can get bitter and lose their crispness.
  • It is best to pick cucumbers in the morning when temperatures are cool. Cut the stem or twist fruit off rather than pulling off the vine as this can damage the vines and result in reduced fruit production. It is a good idea to immediately place picked cucumbers in cold water to cool down the fruit to increase their quality and shelf life.

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