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Cucumber and gherkin
(Cucumis sativus)

The cucumber and gherkin are annual vegetables from the cucurbitacea family like the marrow

cucumber

ROTATION

It is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Seeds are sown in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

The cucumber likes cabbages, lettuce and beans.  It doesn't like being near to tomatoes or potatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

The same as for the Celeriac.

ADVICE

You should 'pinch out' above the 2nd leaf  then on the new growths after the 3rd leaf and just to a leaf above the fruit.
Gherkins don't need pinching out.