Seed To Bloom:
75-85 days to harvest
Sow indoors in pots 3-4 weeks before planting out into warm soil. Water from the bottom and keep at 70-90°F.
Direct sow after last frost into warm soil. Thin to 1-1.5' apart if sown in rows. If sown in hills, sow 5-6 seeds per hill, about 3' apart; thin to best 2-3 seedlings.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost, when soil has warmed and nightime temperatures are 60F or more.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Cucumber family plants do best in full sun in loose soil that is rich, moist, and well-drained. Space 1-1.5' apart if sown in rows. If sown in hills, sow 5-6 seeds per hill, with hills about 3' apart; thin to best 2-3 seedlings. They do best in warm soils with even, regular water. Train on a trellis for easy picking and increased air circulation for healthy foliage.
Provide about an inch or so of water per week, more during especially dry spells. Do not allow to dry out or get soggy.
Mix in a couple of inches of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting. Additional applications of an organic liquid or granular fertilizer can also be applied.