DELIVERY INFO: Due to the high volume of orders this year we currently expect to deliver new orders for plants & veg patches in mid/late May. Please see FAQs for further info.
Cucumber – Crystal Lemon
Easy, quick growing and very prolific
This old-fashioned little round cucumber will produce delightful shaped, pale yellow coloured fruits. With an excellently crunchy flesh, the fruits are juicy, mild and sweet with a fantastic flavour. You’ll be eating the fruits by the end of July. If you keep picking, they’ll go on producing into the autumn, and finish in October.
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Number of plants: 3
Variety: Crystal Lemon (organic*)
Can be grown in: Planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags. Find out more about growing cucumber in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: Delicious in salads adding a lovely splash of colour. Also great for dipping in hummus and dips.
Can be delivered from: Late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-20cm.
Cucumbers are best grown under cover – in a greenhouse, polytunnel or in a conservatory. If you’re planting them outside be sure to choose a sunny, sheltered spot.
Can be grown in....
Planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags.
How far apart?
About 30-40cm apart.
When your plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Each type of plant will have an identification label to help you spot which they are. Lay them out into their respective plant types (e.g. lettuce, cauliflower, peas). Then, stand them upright, being especially careful with the ones that aren’t in bio pots. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
Now you are ready to plant your Rocket Garden. Try to do this within 24 hours of the arrival of your plants.
Looking after your plants....
Plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover.
Water them often to keep the soil evenly moist (but don’t drown them!)
Watch out for....
Mildew on the leaves
They're ready to harvest when....
You can easily tell when your cucumber is ready to be harvested by their size. Cut them carefully from the stalk.
Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.
Ways to cook
Great sliced thinly and served with a light dressing, or cut into batons and served with hummus. Or make a raita dip.
When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.