This a cucumber ‘Ashley’ variety. It does not thrive well in heavy moisture weathers however it does not get infected by powdery mildew easily then the other cucumber varieties. It is known mostly for its crunchy slices used in salads and other dishes.
Its part of the cucurbitaceace family (butternut, gem squash, pumpkin etc). It has a life expectancy of 1 year. The flowers are non-scented yellow and tiny. They are acid-loving soil types. Its has many companion plants such as sweet corn, beans, radish, lettuce, sunflowers, tomatoes, dill, marigolds, onions and nasturtium. Some of these companions increase/boost the flavour content of the cucumber while others provide shade and deter pests & diseases. Makes a wonderful pot plant and outdoor display climber.
In Spring/Summer – The seeds or saved seeds from the previous cucumber can be directly sown into well-drained seed beds at 1-2 cm deep and 25-30 cm apart or into well-drained seed at 1-2 cm deep into trays/pots of your choice. Germination takes place 7-10 days. Position it into full sun and water moderately.
Yes! There is two different ways to this, you can either let it grow on the ground horizontally if you have all the space in the world to do so. If you have a small garden/backyard space, vertical gardening is for you! to read more HERE.