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
Cucumis sativus 'Femscore F1 Hybrid'
Cucumis sativus 'Marketmore'
Cucumis sativus 'Masterpiece' - Outdoor
Cucumis sativus 'Mini Munch'
Cucumis sativus 'Telegraph'
Seeds to plant now:
Indoor or in a heated greenhouse
Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Floss flower, Ageratum
Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard
Outside under cover