PLANTING; After all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed up to 65F, till soil. Enrich soil with compost or fertilizer. Place seeds at a depth of 1/2-1″ deep, 6-12″ apart. After emerge, thin to 18-24″ spacing saving the most healthy plants. Control weeds and insects like the cucumber beetle, which can spread bacteria wilt. Cucumbers may also be started in a greenhouse and transplanted.
HARVEST; For pickling type, pick at 2-4″ long stage. For slicers, 6-8″ long while texture is still firm and seeds are small. Pick every 2-3 days to encourage more fruit set. Use fresh or can for later use. You will need 1/2 oz per 100′ row. For an acre, you need 3 lbs of seed or if transplanted, you will need 6,000 plants. PKT size; F1 or hybrids 25 seeds or 1/128 oz. Rest 150 seeds or 1/8 oz