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Little Leaf Cucumber

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  • Little Leaf cucumber is a variety of cucumber plant that produces small, oval-shaped fruits with thin, delicate skin. They are typically harvested when they are about 2-3 inches long and are often used for pickling or eaten fresh in salads.The Little Leaf cucumber plant is a type of vining cucumber that requires support to grow. It can be grown on a trellis, fence or other structure, or allowed to sprawl on the ground. The plant is relatively easy to grow and produces a high yield of fruit throughout the growing season. 


    Days to Maturity: 60

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Location and Soil: Choose a location that receives full sun, and has well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Little Leaf cucumbers prefer soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

    • Planting: Plant Little Leaf cucumber seeds directly in the soil after the danger of frost has passed, usually in late spring. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, and space them about 6 inches apart. Once the seedlings are a few inches tall, thin them to a spacing of 12-18 inches between plants.

    • Support: Little Leaf cucumber plants are vining plants that require support to grow. You can provide support by growing them on a trellis, fence, or other structure. This will help keep the plants off the ground and prevent the fruits from becoming misshapen.

    • Watering: Little Leaf cucumbers require consistent moisture, so water regularly, especially during dry periods. Water at the base of the plant, being careful not to wet the foliage, which can cause disease.

    • Fertilization: Cucumber plants are heavy feeders, so fertilize them with a balanced fertilizer every few weeks throughout the growing season. Follow the package instructions for application rates.

    • Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for pests such as cucumber beetles and squash bugs, which can damage the plants and reduce yields. Use insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods to keep these pests under control. Also, keep the plants well-spaced and properly supported to prevent the development of diseases such as powdery mildew.

    • Harvesting: Harvest Little Leaf cucumbers when they are about 2-3 inches long, before the seeds inside have started to mature. Regular harvesting will encourage continued production. Be sure to check the plants frequently, as the fruits can mature quickly.

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