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Cucumber Seeds, Heirloom Straight Eight

Cucumber Seeds, Heirloom Straight Eight

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Straight Eight Cucumber Heirloom Seeds, open pollinated, non GMO, 
30 Seeds per package. 

A cucumber superstar, this classic has excellent flavor and adapts well. 

An All-America Selections winner, 'Straight Eight' has cool, firm flesh and a bright, sparky taste. For peak flavor and ultimate toothsome texture, pick when about 8" long. Best grown on a fence or space-saving trellis. Sow seeds 6" apart in rows, or plant 5 or 6 seeds in groups (hills) 4–5' apart.

Type, Slicing

Days To Maturity. 58 days

Fruit Size, approx. 6-8 inches

Full Sun

Spread, 4-5 feet

Height, 6-8 inches
• Direct sowing is recommended, but to get a head start you can grow cucumbers indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost in individual biodegradable pots indoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per pot.
• Sow seeds ½ inches deep
• Keep the soil moist
• Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days

• As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
• Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
• Thin to one plant per pot.
• Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:
• Sow in directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil after danger of frost has passed. Cucumber seeds will not germinate in soil colder than 60 degrees.
• Sow seeds 3 inches apart in groups of 4-6. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
• Space groups 19 to 26 inches apart each way.
• Keep evenly moist.
• Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days.
• Thin to 3 or 4 strongest seedlings in each group when they are 1-2 inches high.

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