Cucumber - Bella
A vigorous plant habit and excellent powdery mildew resistance makes this a reliable variety for the home gardener. Bella produces good crops of bitter-free fruits of about 35cm in length with that true cucumber taste often missing in shop-bought fruits.
Sow 1cm deep, in 7cm pots of free-draining compost. Place in a propagator and keep at a temperature of around 20-25C until germination, which takes usually 5-7 days. When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm pots. Finally, plant into 25cm pots or into growbags. Grow on at a minimum of 15C. Train along wire, allowing the main shoot to reach the tip. Pinch out growing point and allow two side shoots to grow.