Botanisk name Cucumis sativus L.
Family The pumpkin family
Preferred soil Good with lots of compost
Fertilizer needs Large
Sun / shade Sun, sheltered and / or under cover
Sprouts at min. 15°
Sprouts optimally 22-30°
Sprouts at max. 40°
From sowing to germination Approx. 1 week
Plant spacing 75 cm
Sprouts May-July
Sown directly
From sowing to haymakingt 8-10 weeks
Insect net Does not need insect nets except for protection against killer snails, wind and heavy rain.
Plastic cover Cover with plastic except when it is hottest
Frost - development Does not tolerate frost
Comments Normally grown as a climbing plant, but can also grow along the ground. Squeeze continuously.