Socrates F1 cucumber seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. An improved ‘Petita’ type, the vigorous, strong plants produce numerous mini, bitter-free cues. An ‘all female’ variety best grown in a greenhouse or tunnel.
Useful Information: Vitamin C; Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
Sow and Grow: Sow: Indoors, February-May, 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25 degree C (68-77 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. When plants have developed 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to 12 cm (5-inch) pots and grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out, April-June, to large pots, growing bags, or into fertile, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. Harvest: July-October.
Hints and Tips: Cucumbers do best in a humid atmosphere, so damp down greenhouse regularly. Once fruits form, regular feeding will ensure the best crops.
Care and Cultivation: Provide support and train plants up canes, strings or netting. Stop lateral growth, two leaves past each fruit. Pinch out growing tip when plants reach the roof. Male flowers (those without a swelling behind the flower) may occasionally form, especially if the plants become stressed. These should be removed.
1x 5 Seeds Pack