How to Grow Plant either individually in rows or hills of 3-6 seeds each. Tighter spacing and higher yields can be achieved through trellising the plants on fences or poles. Continually harvesting will keep the plant producing new fruits.
Heirloom cucumbers do not like acidic soil! To get an earlier heirloom cucumber crop start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Heirloom cucumbers are thirsty! Never let them go dry. Heirloom cucumbers are over 95% water. Cucumber beetles are "supposed" to dislike marigolds or wood ashes sprinkled at the base of cucumber vines.
Soil and Water: Plant cucumbers in hills or mounds with plenty of added organic matter. Sow 6-7 seeds in a hill, thinning to the 3 best vines. Planting and Growing: In cool regions, start seeds indoors 10-14 days before the last frost, or sow seeds directly when the soil is at least 70F. Plant seeds 18" apart if trellised or 36" apart if left to sprawl.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest while small to medium-sized for best flavor. Keep harvesting fruit, even if misshapen, to keep vines productive.
Germination Temperature: 70-75 F Light Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade Size at Maturity: 5-6 inches Days to Maturity: 55 Days Sowing Method: Indoor Sow Planting Depth: 1/2"