Delicious, crunchy, small, prolific cukes perfect for the pickle crock.
Love pickles but think they're too much trouble? Not ready to take on canning? Grow these prolific cukes and then follow Margaret Roach's easy Refrigerator Pickles recipe. All that's required is water, vinegar, salt, some spice, and some fresh homegrown cucumbers harvested when they are still young. On her blog, A Way to Garden, Margaret writes, "I think of these unprocessed pickles as a seasonal treat; a real rite of the harvest season, so enjoy them summer-into-fall and then (as gardeners know how to by necessity) start looking forward to next year."
Art Pack, 50 seeds
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Homemade Pickles Cucumber | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds
Days to Germination 3 - 7 days Days to Maturity 60 days Planting Depth 1/2" Spacing in Row 24" Spacing Between Rows 36" Height at Maturity 8 inches Width at Maturity 48 inches
Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost and transplant to indicated spacing after threat of frost has passed; or direct sow seeds spaced 4 inches apart as soon after last frost, then thin to indicated spacing once seedlings put on their first true leaves. Plant in moderatly fertile soil and water regularly. Cucumbers can be trellised or allowed to grow on the ground. Harvest when cucumbers are green and white and the skin begins to smoothen, but before they become shiney and yellow.
Linocut by Gina Palmer. This relief print is made using linoleum and speaks to the feeling of tradition that accompanies the art of pickling. Gina, its creator, is an illustrator, educator, bird lover, and gardener. She is inspired by nature's underdogs and all things farm and garden.