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How to Grow Straight 8 Cucumbers from Seed

Date Posted: February 12, 2017

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener How to Grow Straight 8 Cucumbers from Seed
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Tasty and refreshing Straight 8 Cucumbers have become one of the world's most popular vegetables to grow in the home garden. Straight 8 cucumbers are easy to grow, and produce an abundance of tender fruit throughout the summer. The elongated fruits of the Straight 8 variety are perfect for salads and other fresh uses. Small young Straight 8 cucumbers can be used for pickling.

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Seed Growing Instructions for Straight 8 Cucumbers

Planting Depth Seeds Per Group (hill) Spacing Between Rows Spacing of Groups (Hill) Days to Germination Thin to Plants Per Group (Hill) Days to Maturity
1/2" to 1” 6 to 8 4” to 6” 4’ to 6’ 7 to 14 3 to 4 55 to 70

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When and Where to Plant Your Straight 8 Cucumber Seeds

Select a sunny, well drained location and sow your Straight 8 cucumber seeds in the late spring when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. For an earlier crop of Straight 8 cucumbers, start your seeds indoors using a good grow light setup, about four to six weeks before you can move your Straight 8 cucumber plants outdoors. For best results, loosen the soil with a spade or pitchfork and feed with a good organic vegetable fertilizer. Smooth and firm the soil with a rake. Make sure you keep the soil moist

How to Care for Your Straight 8 Cucumber Plants

Keep the soil moist and feed your straight 8 cucumber plants monthly using a good organic vegetable fertilizer. For best results, grow your Straight 8 cucumber plants up a trellis to help save on space and increase production by growing more cucumbers in less square footage.

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How to Harvest Your Straight 8 Cucumbers

You can pick your Straight 8 cucumbers at any size, but try not to allow them to get longer than six to eight inches to avoid allowing them to get too "seedy". By picking your Straight 8 cucumbers continually from the vine, your plants will keep on producing for quite a while.

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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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