Homemade Pickles Cucumber (54 Days)
The Homemade Pickles Cucumber has the ideal size and shape, as well as the crisp texture and good flavor to make it the quintessential pickler. Whether picked small for tiny gherkins, medium size for dill spears, or large for bread & butter slices, these short, plump cukes are perfect. The 2-3’ vines are vigorous and prolific, ensuring that you’ll have plentiful homemade pickles. Resistance to angular leaf spot, cucumber mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep
Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48".
Harvest: Check and pick every day to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips: The Homemade Pickles Cucumber should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and kept well watered. Trellising the vines allow for good air circulation, takes up less space, and provides shade for heat-sensitive crops like lettuce. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.