Big Allotment Challenge Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers

The contestants from Episode 2 grew the following varieties of cucumber. They are very tasty when homegrown and should be cut when 6 to 8 inches in length. Feed every 10 to 14 days with a liquid fertiliser.

Lena

Lena selected Burpless Tasty Green – £2.50 for 20 seeds – available here >>

JoJo

Chose to grow Burpless Tasty Green which is sweet and crunchy. Will grow outside or in the greenhouse. Sow these in February and March so that they are ready to put outside in May when the danger of frost has passed.

Alexandra

Grew Burpless Tasty Green

Rob

Chose to grow Boothby’s Blonde  – Originate from Livermore, Maine USA – these thrive in rich soil full of organic matter, keep picking once mature to ensure a heavy crop.

Rekha

Chose to grow F1 Prima Top

Sandra

Chose to grow Obelix

Alan

Chose to grow Marketmore – £1.49 for 25 seeds – available here >>

Tony

Chose to grow Marketmore

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