Germ 6-10 days
The ideal size and shape of these cukes as well as the crisp texture and good flavor 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. 25 seeds
Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees
Harvest- Pick daily to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation and takes less space than hills and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce.