Boston Pickling cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a variety of cucumbers that is known for its small size, its crisp texture, and its ability to produce a high yield. It's a popular choice for pickling, and it's often used to make bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, and other pickled cucumber products. Boston Pickling cucumber is a bush-type plant that produces a lot of fruit in a small area, and it's considered a good choice for small gardens or container gardens.
To grow Boston Pickling cucumber, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Cucumber seeds or seedlings
Sow the seeds in the spring, after the last frost date, or start the seeds indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last frost.
Transplant seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 3-4 feet apart.
Water the cucumber regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the cucumber with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Provide support for the cucumber plants such as a trellis or a cage, to keep the fruits off the ground and prevent rotting.
Harvest the cucumber when they are about 3-4 inches long and have reached its mature size.
Start seeds indoors or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost date
Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seeds into the garden
Water the cucumber regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
Provide support for the cucumber plants
Harvest the cucumber when they are about 3-4 inches long and have reached their mature size