Cucumber and gherkin
The cucumber and gherkin are annual vegetables from the cucurbitacea family like the marrow
ROTATIONIt is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds are sown in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe cucumber likes cabbages, lettuce and beans. It doesn't like being near to tomatoes or potatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESThe same as for the Celeriac.
ADVICEYou 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.