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How to grow cucumber:

Cucumis sativus.

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According to the variety chosen, cucumbers can be grown outside or in a greenhouse.

For outdoor types sow in a very sheltered spot in late Spring. The soil needs to be well drained and rich. Dig in plenty of organic compost.

Sow three seeds in each drill and later choose the sturdiest looking plant to keep.

Protect this with a cloche or an upturned plastic bottle with the bottom cut off.

The outdoor varieties can be started off in a greenhouse or a heated propagator (21-24 degrees Centigrade) and then planted out when all threat of frosts has gone.

In the outdoor bed the final plants should be about 30 inches apart. They should be ready to cut in mid to late Summer.

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