Friday 28 February 2020

In My Seed Box for 2020 - Gherkin

GHERKIN - The last time I tried growing Gherkins was in 2018 and only because my sister loves she liked the ones I pickled for her in 2017 but I have bought some new seed and I'm having another bash in 2020.

The seeds came from Seed Megastore and are called Gherkin - National and cost me 59p for 25 seeds 

Very quick growing and prolific in habit. Produces a mass of small prickly fruit for pickling.
Sowing Time: February to April.
Germination: Germinates at 20°C.
Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds in 1cm (½in) deep in 8cm (3in) pots of moist compost. Germination usually takes 10-12 days.
Growing Instructions: Acclimatise the plants to outdoor conditions before planting outdoors after all risk of frost has passed 60cm (24in) apart. Plant in a sunny sheltered spot, in fertile moist but well drained soil and keep well watered.
After Care: Harvest the fruits before they reach full size for improved quality and better cropping.


  1. Gherkins... probably a little different to the ones i pick off the burger - how you doing Cadders?

    1. Hi Balders- Much better that last year thank God, just need some good weather to get on.