About our heirloom cucumber seeds
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- Prefers full sun exposure
- Delicious and easy to grow
- Make your own pickles with heirloom cucumbers grown in your own backyard
Choose from many varieties of heirloom cucumbers
Cucumber (Cucumber sativus) is a common creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are consumed as vegetables. Heirloom cucumbers are available in three varieties: slicing, pickled, and burpless/seedless. Various cultivars have been generated within each of these varieties. Cucumbers are native to South Asia, but because of the worldwide cucumber market, they are now grown on practically every continent. In North America, wild cucumber refers to plants belonging to the genera Echinocystis and Marah, however the two are not closely related.
Juicing and pickling heirloom cucumbers
Heirloom Cucumbers may be used in a variety of cuisines, but they're very tasty when sliced, diced, and served in salads. Cucumbers are even juiced! Pickling cucumbers is a very common cucumber use, as long as the correct cucumbers are utilized. Pickling cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, brine, and spices are all you need to make pickles.
Try planting Slicing types like Straight 8, Long Green Improved, Marketmore 76, Spacemaster, which can be be harvested and eaten raw. Alternatively, join the pickling craze by planting Boston Pickling, National Pickling, and SMR 58. For a variety that your neighbor's garden may not have, try our heirloom Lemon cucumber seeds or White Wonder. Cucumber seeds are available for purchase by the packet or in bulk.
How to plant heirloom cucumbers
Look for a spot that gets enough sun and has rich, well-draining soil for planting cucumbers. To improve the cucumber's surroundings, modify your soil with compost or manure before planting. In the spring, three to four weeks after the last frost, direct sow the seeds. If you utilize a grow light and seed starting soil mix, you can start the seeds indoors four to six weeks before your final frost. Plant 1/2 deep and one inch apart. Create hills four to six feet apart, with six to eight seeds per hill, as an alternative. Once the seedlings sprout, you'll need to cut the three weakest plants using the hill approach. Keep the soil moist at all times. Because cucumbers are vine plants, they may benefit from the use of a trellis.
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for heirloom cucumber seeds, see the Cucumber Seeds Planting Guide.