Cucumber

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

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aubergine

Bell Pepper, pepper

Cardoon

Celeriac

Celery

Columbine

Coriander

Cress

Cucumber

Floss flower, Ageratum

Forget-me-not

Ornamental Pepper

Pepper

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, hollyhock

Asparagus

Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Beetroot, Garden beet

Borecole, Kale

Bristly hollyhock

Broccoli

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Common hollyhock

Hollyhock

Kohl rabi

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Ornamental winter kale

Radish

Spinach

Spinach, Summer spinach

Spring onion

Sweet corn

Sweet pea

Turnip

Outside under cover

Brussels sprout

Courgette

French marigold

Leek

Lettuce

Marrow

Onion

Snapdragon

Sweet corn

Tomato