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

Cress

Lettuce

Ornamental pepper

Outside

Ageratum

Alpine poppy

Alyssum

Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock

Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia

Bristly hollyhock

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Common hollyhock

Cress

Floss flower, Ageratum

Hollyhock

Larkspur

Lettuce

Normandy sorrel

Onion

Radish

Spinach

Spring onion

Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard

Turnip

Outside under cover

Cauliflower

Lettuce