Cucumber - Bedfordshire Prize F1
Bedfordshire Prize F1 is an old favourite for outdoor growing. It has a vigorous habit which produces high yields of light green, ridged fruit which should be picked young to avoid bitterness.
Sow the seeds from April to May. Sow seed on its edge to prevent rotting, 1.5cm deep in individual 9cm pots. Place under glass at a constant day and night temperature of 21°C. As soon as the seedlings have formed 3 true leaves, transplant into 15cm pots. When the plants are about 10cm tall, plant out outdoors once hardened off and all risk of frost has past. Grow up against netting or allow to trail along the ground. Ready to harvest from August to September.