Cucumber Spacemaster CONTAINER GARDEN

Overview

Botanical Name: (Cucumis sativus)

This bush variety forms a neat and compact plant with high yields of tasty fruit. Taking up less space than more traditional types, it is ideal for the smaller gardener and can even be grown successfully in tubs, pots and containers: it is tolerant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Choose a sunny good draining position where the soil has been well prepared.

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How To Grow

Sow 12mm (half-inch) deep, direct in final position. Sow 4-5 seeds in clumps, later thin to two strongest seedlings. Allow 60cm (2ft) between rows and 40-50cm (16-20in) between clumps. Seedlings will emerge after 7-10 days. At 5 or 6 leaves pinch out the growing tips to encourage side shoots. Keep well watered and prepare the soil with organic material and or complete fertiliser.

When To Plant

South Island: Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

8-12 weeks