Organic Heirloom Space Master Cucumber is a great, dwarf, 18-24 inch, hardy bush-vine bearing large uniform, 7-9 in. cucumbers with great flavor and never bitter. These vines thrive in full sun with heavy yields and are mildew and scab and mosaic resistant. Cucumbers, corn and beans grow very well when planted together. All three of these vegetables love warmth, rich soil and adequate moisture. Cucumbers also form a great duet with sunflowers using the sunflowers for strong support for the vines. Cucumbers do not like sage, potatoes or rue.
Germ: 5-7 days
Maturity: 57-64 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 1 gram
Approximate Seed Count: 35 Seeds/Packet
Planting and Care Plant early in pots indoors or sow deep directly into loose, fertile garden soil that has been improved with compost, after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Germination temp: 75-95 deg. Plant in rows 3′ apart or hills 3 apart. Transplant seedlings at the 4-leaf stage. Keep soil moist through germination, then water regularly. Thin young seedlings to 12 (20 cm) and fertilize regularly.
Harvest Pick fruits often to encourage productivity.
Your Health Cucumbers are low in calories and supply vitamins A & C and several minerals. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and caffeic acid in cucumbers are known to help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.