Miniature White Heirloom Cucumber
Miniature White cucumbers are as tasty as they are cute. The lightly spined fruit deliver a sweet snap. They're perfect in salads and make wonderful pickles.
Sweetest picked when they're about 2" long, they have thin skin, sweet crunchy flesh. and no bitterness, No need to peel.
This heirloom is much easier to grow than hybrids. No need to pick the male flowers off (and they don't go bitter if you grow several types). The compact vines start bearing early. They'll climb netting or grow on the ground, perfect for small gardens or a trellis in a container. 50-55 days
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.