This plant has a mild fragrance
Cucumbers are a salad vegetable from the gourd family. Cucumber plants grow in two forms: vining or bush. Vines scramble along the ground or climb up trellises or other supporting frames, wrap around supports with thin spiraling tendrils, while bush types form a more compact plant. Generally, vining cucumbers yield more fruit throughout the growing season, while bush selections are especially suited to containers and small gardens. The plant has large leaves that form a canopy over the fruit, which is roughly cylindrical, elongated with tapered ends, that can grow up to 60 cm long and 10 cm in diameter. Having an enclosed seed and developing from a flower, botanically speaking, cucumbers are classified as pepoes, a type of botanical berry. Much like tomatoes and squash they are often also perceived, prepared and eaten as vegetables. Cucumbers are usually more than 90% water.
Pick cucumbers when they are green, firm, slightly crispy and a good size.
Sow either in situ or sow indoors and transplant outside later once the seedlings have been established. Sow in - Spring. Space seed 0.5-1m apart and 10mm deep; Germination time usually 7-10 days.
Can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
The fruits and flowers are edible and are usually consumed fresh in salads or grated and mixed with greek yoghurt to make tsatsiki.