How to Grow Cucumbers - an easy step by step guide
Cucumber Socrates - ‘Petita’ Type
Most of us at some time or another have had a go at growing tomatoes, it’s pretty ‘foolproof’ so you are just about guaranteed a decent crop!
But have you tried growing cucumbers?
Initially, on first investigation I found all this confusion about male and female flowers, was a bit too complicated for me.
But not all varieties of cucumbers lead complicated lives, and I have found this variety as easy to grow as tomatoes and far more rewarding!
Cucumber Socrates ‘Petita’ Type, is a vigorous, strong plant that produces numerous mini, sweet, juicy cucumbers.
It’s an 'all female' variety, so you don’t get stressed about being on the constant look-out for and getting rid of the male flowers!
For the best results, follow the simple steps below...have fun!
- Plant your seed on it’s side/edge (don’t lay it flat) a quarter of an inch deep in compost in a small pot. Keep moist.
- Seedling will appear in 7-14 days.
- When plants have developed 3-4 leaves transplant to a large pot.
- As your plant grows, train it up canes, trellis or net.
- Your cucumber plant, is very low maintenance; water regularly and stop lateral growth two leaves past each fruit.
- Feed your cucumber plant about once a week with a good tomato feed and it will reward you with a bountiful supply of beautiful cucumbers.
This variety is happy in a greenhouse or outside.