- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
As its name implies, the Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant is perfect for making pickles. As an heirloom variety, ‘Homemade Pickles’ has proved its reliability and is widely cultivated by home growers. It produces numerous small fruits that have a sweet and crisp taste and can be harvested when 2 to 6 inches long. With a compact, semi-bush habit, this cucumber is ideal for growing in containers or squeezing into the veg patch.
Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant Care
Being a tender plant, this cucumber should only be planted out once the last frost has passed and the temperature has risen. It requires as much sun as it can get and is best grown in a fertile and free-draining soil. If growing in rows, Homemade Pickles should be spaced 12 inches apart to give them enough room to thrive.
Growing Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant
The Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant remains wonderfully manageable, as it grows to only 12 inches high. If growing from seed, sow the seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost and gradually harden them off before transplanting outside. If given the right conditions, these cucumbers can be harvested in around 65 days.
Being a compact plant, Homemade Pickles is ideal for growing in containers or planters. However, when container grown, more frequent watering is required to prevent the soil from drying out.
Watering Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant
For encouraging continuous fruits, it is important to keep the soil evenly moist. During the summer months, this may mean watering daily to prevent the plants from becoming parched.
Feeding Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant
To maximize yields and help prevent disease, cucumbers should be fertilized once they have been planted out. A liquid vegetable or tomato feed can be applied every two weeks once the flowers begin to appear.
Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: N/A
|Brand: Goodness Grows
|Common Name: Homemade Pickles Cucumber Plant
|Scientific Name: Cucumber 'Homemade Pickles'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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