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  • Linocut by Gina Palmer.
  • The perfect picking stage for sour pickles.

Homemade Pickles Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Certified Organic Seed

Delicious, crunchy, small, prolific cukes perfect for the pickle crock.

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Love pickles but think they'€™re too much trouble? Not ready to take on canning? Grow these prolific cukes and then follow Margaret Roach's easy Refrigerator Pickles recipe. All that'€™s required is water, vinegar, salt, some spice, and some fresh homegrown cucumbers harvested when they are still young. On her blog, A Way to Garden, Margaret writes, "€œI think of these unprocessed pickles as a seasonal treat€; a real rite of the harvest season, so enjoy them summer-into-fall and then (as gardeners know how to by necessity) start looking forward to next year." When it'€™s time to harvest these we'€™ll let you know in our Seeder's Digest newsletter and put up a link to Margaret'€™s recipe.
Number of Seeds 50 seeds
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Planting Depth 1/2 inches
Days to Germination 3-7 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Height at Maturity 8 inches
Width at Maturity 48 inches
Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed; or direct sow seeds spaced 4 inches apart as soon after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderatly fertile soil and water regularly. Cucumbers can be trellised or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when cucumbers are green and white and the skin begins to smoothen, but before they become shiney and yellow.
Linocut by Gina Palmer.

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