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Planting - Cucumber





Planting Information




Seeding Rate Per Foot Space plants in rows: 12" to 18"Spacing plants in hills: 36" to 72" between hills. Cut off weaker plants leaving only 2-3 to a hill.
Seeds Per Ounce 1100
Space Between Plants Hills: 36"
Planting Depth 1"
Plant Height Medium
Plant Types Pickling, Slicing, Mild Flavor, Compact Plant Slicers
Favorite Varieties

Pickling: Bush Pickle, Calypso Hybrid, Wisconsin SMR 18

Slicing: Sweet Slice Hybrid, Marketmore 76

Mild Flavor: Euro-American Hybrid, Sweet Success Hybrid, Jet Set Hybrid

Compact Plant Slicers: Pot Luck Hybrid, Bush Champion, Salad Bush Hybrid

Seed Viability (Years) 5 years
Seed Germination 68 - 86 F
Germination Time 13 days at 60 F
6 days at 68 F
4 days at 77 F
3 days at 86 F or higher


Planting Instructions



Rows: space plants placing one seed every 2" to 8" in rows 4' to 5' apart.

Hills: plant 5 to 8 seeds per hill. When plants emerge, cut off weaker plants leaving only 2 to 3 per hill. Allow 3' to 6' between hills.

Beds: place hills in beds following spacing for hills above.

Containers: Place seeds as described above for rows or hills. Use bush-type cucumbers which require less room or grow plants on cages or on trellises.

 

 

Cucumber

Tips

They can be planted among the rows of early corn.

 

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