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Cucumber - Straight 8
Cucumber - Straight 8 $3.69
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Cucumber Variety: Straight 8 Family: Cucurbitaceae           Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Growing Difficulty:  3         Soil PH:  6.0 to 6.8 Fertilizer Requirements:  18-16-36 Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining Germination (days): 7 to 14 Soil Temp for Germination: 70°F Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN Days to Maturity:  50 – 60  Planting Depth:  1/2” Distance Apart (in row):  24-36" Row Spacing: 60-72" Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 65°F Starting Indoors DO NOT START INDOORS Growing Tips Direct sow your cucumbers into the garden and plant every three weeks until midsummer for a harvesting crop that lasts all season. Cucumbers can be abundant, so spreading your crop out makes for a steady harvest. Common Uses Use fresh or in any dish that calls for cucumbers. Harvesting Crops Straight 8 Cucumbers are best harvested before fully matured. You will find that they are tender and have the most flavor before their seeds are allowed to fully develop. Pick your Straight 8 Cucumbers when they are about 6 to 8 inches long. Harvesting Seed It is recommended to choose your best plants and most mature cucumbers to save your seeds from. The seeds inside the cucumber should be harvested and let to dry and harden for a few weeks before safely storing.
Cucumber - National Pickling
Cucumber - National Pickling $3.29
Packed in Resealable Long Life MylarMoisture Proof Packets10+ Year Survival Seed Viability Category: Vegetable Type: Cucumber Variety: National Pickling Family: Cucurbitaceae           Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Growing Difficulty:  3         Soil PH:  5.5 Fertilizer Requirements:  18-16-36 Soil Type: Well Drained, Nitrogen Rich Germination (days): 3 to 14 Soil Temp for Germination: 60-85°F Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN Days to Maturity:  50 – 60   Planting Depth:  1/2” Distance Apart (in row):  24-36" Row Spacing: 60-72"   Sowing Instructions DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 65°F Starting Indoors DO NOT START INDOORS Growing Tips Direct sow your cucumbers into the garden and plant every three weeks until midsummer for a harvesting crop that lasts all season. Cucumbers can be abundant, so spreading your crop out makes for a steady harvest. Culinary Uses These are the perfect pickling cucumbers to make a wide variety of pickled recipes. Dill, sweet, bread and butter flavors all bode well with this variety. Use them whole, in slices, or as a relish. Harvesting Crops How and when you harvest your Pickling Cucumbers is entirely up to you. Pick your cucumbers at 2 to 3 inches for a gherkin style or wait until they are about 4 inches for sliced. These pickles will mature to a full 6-inch cucumber if left to fully mature. Harvesting Seed It is recommended to choose your best plants and most mature cucumbers to save your seeds from. The seeds inside the cucumber should be harvested and let to dry and harden for a few weeks before safely storing.