Cucumber, Little Leaf
These are beautiful, light green, pickling cukes. The cucumbers are 4 to 5 inches long and are fantastic eaten fresh or pickled for later. As the name implies, the leaves are only 4 inches wide. Little Leaf may be the best “standing in the garden” snacks I have come across! Persian type cucumber.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are an amazing garden staple! Whether you are adding them to salads, making soups and sauces, or just snacking on them right out of the garden, fresh cucumbers can’t be beat. While originally for East Asia they are grown around the world and have be grown as a delicacy from the Romans onwards.
Growing Tips: Cukes want warm, well drained soil and I usually recommend making a mound about 1 foot high and 18 inches across and planting two or three cukes in each mound in order to ensure the drainage needed. Use a good mulch to ensure there is consistent moisture in the soil.