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

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aubergine

Bell pepper, Pepper, Sweet pepper

Cardoon

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Columbine

Cress

Cucumber

Floss flower, Ageratum

Lettuce

Lobelia

Ornamental pepper

Pepper

Petunia

Salvia

Tomato

Outside

Alyssum

Amaranthus

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Asparagus

Beetroot

Borecole, Kale

Bristly hollyhock

Broccoli

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Common hollyhock

Hollyhock

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Ornamental winter kale

Parsnip

Radish

Spinach

Spinach, Summer spinach

Spring onion

Sweet pea

Turnip

Outside under cover

Carrot

Cauliflower

Courgette

Cucumber

French marigold

Leek

Lettuce

Marrow

Onion

Pea

Snapdragon

Sweet corn

Tomato

 

 

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