What we love about planting organic cucumber seeds
- Easy to grow and maintain
- A warm season, vining, annual vegetable
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Crisp, cool, and refreshing, offering a mild, lightly sweet flavor
Grow the best organic cucumbers for salads and pickling
Cucumber (Cucumber sativus) is a common Cucurbitaceae creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits consumed as vegetables. Organic cucumbers are available in three varieties: slicing, pickled, and burpless/seedless. Various cultivars have been generated within each of these varieties. Cucumbers are native to South Asia, but because of the worldwide cucumber industry, they are now grown on practically every continent. In North America, wild cucumber refers to plants belonging to the genera Echinocystis and Marah, however the two are not closely related.
Organic cucumbers may be used in a number of cuisines, but they're very tasty when sliced, diced, and served in salads. Cucumbers can even be juiced! Pickling cucumbers is a very common organic cucumber utilization, as long as the correct variety of cucumbers are used. Pickling cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, brine, and spices are all you need to create pickles.
Where to plant organic cucumbers
Look for a spot that gets enough sunlight and has rich, well-draining soil for growing organic cucumbers. To improve the cucumber's surroundings, treat the soil with compost or manure before planting. In the spring, three to four weeks after the last frost, direct sow the seeds. If you utilize a grow light and seed starting soil mix, you may start the seeds inside four to six weeks before your final frost.
Grow organic cucumbers with other companion plants
Try growing Eden Brothers' SMR 58 (Pickling) Cucumber Seeds or other varieties like Tendergreen Burpless, Homemade Pickles, or Spacemaster for a variety that your neighbor's garden may not have. Our Cucumber Seeds are on sale, by the packet or in bulk!
Plant 1/2 inch deep and one inch apart. Create hills four to six feet apart, with six to eight seeds per hill, as an alternative. Once the seedlings sprout, you'll need to cut the three weakest plants if using the hill approach. Keep the soil wet at all times. Because organic cucumbers are vine plants, they may benefit from the use of a trellis.
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for organic cucumber seeds, see the Cucumber Seeds Planting Guide.