H-19 Little Leaf Cucumber (Organic 57 Days)
Little Leaf Cucumber is used fresh for slicing or pickling, it is a reliable variety with multi-branching compact vines and small foliage for ease of picking. A parthenocarpic variety that needs no pollination, making it a good choice for protecting against insects when growing under row cover. Utilize this cuke in the garden, containers, or greenhouse. Yields even under stress and intermediate resistance to mosaic virus, downy and powdery mildew.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 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 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 H-19 Little Leaf Cucumber should be planted in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and kept well watered. Trellising the vines allows 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.