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  • Cucumber - Lebanese

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    (Cucumis sativus) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Lebanese cucumber almost speaks for itself.  It is a compact variety with green skin, good flavour and low acid. This is the original non-hybrid cultivar. Fruit picked at 20cm. Great for home gardeners and commercial growers.

    How to Grow

    Lebanese Cucumber grows best in fertile well drained soil receiving full sun. Improve soil with manures, compost or fertilizers before planting. Sow seeds direct in the garden or in pots then transplant to the garden at 5cm high. When sowing cover seed with 1cm of soil and keep moist until germinated. Space 40cm apart giving them enough room to run freely. Cucumbers will begin to set after 60-80 days.

    Tip: Ensure you don't fertilize too heavily with nitrogen or over water as this will promote excess leaf growth. This also tends to promote male flowers but no female flowers which are needed for fruit production.

    Blossom End Rot: This will occur when there is a lack of Calcium in your soil. The plant will set fruit but it will rot at the end then drop off the plant. To avoid this use lime in your soil or you can apply a liquid fertilizer of 1L milk to a 9L watering can. Water the leaves of the plant for a fast acting remedy.

    Sow Spring-Summer direct in the garden or in pots

    Packet contains approx 40 seeds.

    80 days to harvest

    40 seed per gram

    Uses

    Fruit is eaten fresh as a snack, in salads or pickled. For pickling slice thinly pickle in a typical pickling liquid.