How to Plant Cucumbers – Sprouting Seeds
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These are cucumber seeds. The white ones are Mom’s and the green ones were delivered to her from a relative in Ukraine. I think they are painted green to differentiate them from other sorts, so we are very curious what kind of cucumbers they will be!
Fold seeds into a dry paper towel.
Soak the folded paper towel in water and place in a glass. Cover tightly with cellophane and place on a sunny window sill.
After 4 days, they sprouted nicely and are ready for planting.
Fill planters (or styrofoam cups) nearly to the top with potting soil.
P.S. Here’s the potting soil that my mom says is BEST. Purchased at Costco.
Ok, back to the cups with dirt:
Make 2 holes in each planter using the back of a fork (holes should be about 3/4-inch deep and spaced 1-inch apart).
Place 1 seed (tail or shoot side down) in each hole.
Use the fork or your fingers to cover the seed with dirt and pat down the dirt over and around the seed. If the shoot is long, It’s ok if the tip of the seed is visible.
Water each planter just enough to moisten the soil. If seeds are floating – you’ve gone too far!! :)..
Place the planters on a sunny windowsill.