Cucumber - Cucumis sativus

The cucumber is a member of the cucurbits family which also includes melons, pumpkins and courgettes. Grown in India for over 3,000 years it is one of the oldest cultivated plants for eating.

Cultivars and varieties:

Cucumis sativus 'Anbar' - Greenhouse

Cucumis sativus 'Bedfordshire Prize' - A good variety for growing outdoors.

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless Tasty Green' - Outdoor cucumber with a good disease resistance.

Cucumis sativus 'Femscore' F1 hybrid

Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'

Cucumis sativus 'Masterpiece' - Outdoor

Cucumis sativus 'Mini Munch'

Cucumis sativus 'Telegraph'

Seeds to sow now:

Indoor or in a heated greenhouse

Coriander

Cress

Cucumber

Forget-me-not

Ornamental pepper

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Aster

Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Basil, Sweet basil, Common basil

Beet, Beetroot, Chard

Beetroot, Garden beet

Borecole, Kale

Bristly hollyhock

Broccoli

Cabbage

Candytuft

Cardoon

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Common hollyhock

Cornflower

Courgette

Delphinium

French bean, Fine bean

Hollyhock

Italian beetroot, Beetroot, Garden beet

Kohl rabi

Lettuce

Love-in-a-mist

Marrow

Nasturtium

Normandy sorrel

Ornamental winter kale

Radish

Runner bean

Spinach

Spinach, Summer spinach

Spring onion

Sweet corn

Sweet pea

Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard

Turnip

Outside under cover

Sweet corn