Cucumber Seeds

Growing suggestions for cucumber seeds

For best results start cucumbers in pots in March and plant out in a polytunnel or glasshouse in April/May. Some varieties are well suited to outdoor growing and will withstand lower temperatures. Outdoor cucumbers should be planted a bit later (mid May) to avoid any risk of frost damage.

Cucumber growing calendar


Crop history

The cucumber belongs to the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) and the genus Cucumis of which there are 20 to 25 species found mostly in Asia and Africa. It is likely to be native to India where it has been cultivated for at least 3000 years. The cucumber was probably introduced to Europe by the Greeks or Romans and there is evidence that it was common in England in 1327.


There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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