National Pickling Cucumber
The old standby that still provides a nice combination of earliness and abundant yields. Fruit can be used at any size, growing to be 5 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide, and a dark mottled green. Vines are rambling and prolific. 25 seeds.
Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees
Harvest- Pick daily to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation and takes less space than hills and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce.