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Cucumber Seeds - Carmen F1

Cucumber Seeds - Carmen F1

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Cucumber Carmen F1 is a hybrid so unfortunately, you cannot save your own seed. We decided to include it as it excelled during trials here at Grow Sow Greener, and it is incredibly disease resistant, making it well suited to organic cultivation. Aside from its abundant, long, tasty, exhibition-worthy fruits, it is a simple and undemanding plant to grow, freeing time for busy gardeners. It well deserves its RHS Garden of Merit Award.

Growing cucumbers from seed is easy and rewarding, especially when using these Carmen F1 Cucumber Seeds. A low-maintenance, disease resilient variety to grow, Carmen cucumber plants produce an abundance of delicious, long fruits. Perfect for growing organically, our GMO-free cucumber seeds are hand-picked for quality.

  • Pack size: 4 seeds
  • Type: Greenhouse
  • Time to germination: 7-10 days
  • When to sow inside: March – April
  • When to sow outside: May - June
  • Spacing: 45cm +
  • Soil preference: Fertile, moist rich
  • Light preference: Full sun
  • When to harvest: June – October

How to grow Cucumber Carmen F1 from seed

Cucumbers are a delicious and easy plant to grow in your garden and come in two types. Should you choose a ridge type of cucumber, a greenhouse is not a necessity as they have been bred for, and thrive in the colder conditions. Greenhouse varieties like Carmen are slightly more cold-sensitive which, if left unchecked, will halt the plant's growth, reducing its vigour, resistance to pests and disease, as well as its yields. As such, for a successful experience, we recommend growing this type under glass only.

When sowing your Carmen seeds (on their sides) at a depth of 1cm, consider the temperature they will be exposed to. 18-20 degrees is ideal, however once germinated, cucumber seeds can tolerate somewhat lower temperatures. After germination, place on a sunny windowsill. or as we recommend. under LED lights, to grow on and develop. Cucumbers are susceptible to root disturbance, and therefore we recommend planting seeds in 8cm thin-wall pots, then plant out, pot and all, once your greenhouse can sustain a temperature of 15 degrees.

Cucumber plants are heavy feeders and enjoy warm, rich, moist soil, loaded with plenty of organic matter. Add a few handfuls of fish, blood and bone meal with some volcanic rock dust and kelp powder to give them a rich, balanced and diverse diet for strong organic growth and cropping over the season. Keep cucumbers well-watered, and this diet will help the plants to form strong, well-developed immunity.

By preparing the planting hole/soil with the above organics prior to planting, and applying a side dressing of phosphorus-rich bone meal or wood ash just before fruiting, you are feeding the whole soil ecosystem, which provides your Carmen plants with a much broader diet. Chemical fertilisers bought off the shelf, are limited in their scope and kill life in the soil web, trapping the gardener into spending more time (and money) repeatedly fertilising.

Cucumber Carmen has exceptional immunity to pests and disease and is resistant to all known types of powdery mildew, scab and leaf spot. Tall vining plants, we recommend training cucumbers up garden twine. It’s a commercial technique, far superior in terms of time, labour, effort and effectiveness, to staking and tying in. Simply secure a length of twine above and let it hang down to your seedling. As your cucumber plant grows, wind the main stem around the twine. If you must stake, drive the stakes in at an angle, well clear of the root zone. Lovers of humidity, we plant cucumbers in the greenhouse's back corners with a few large stones around them. The stones help keep moisture in the soil whilst helping to evaporate water, keeping their environment moist and your cues happy.

When ordering cucumber Carmen Seeds from Grow Sow Greener, we reccomend sowing nasturtium seeds. A beautiful plant that add interest and beauty in its own right and is a great companion for cucumbers.  Growing nasturtiums a distance away from your veg will help lure aphids away, whilst giving you delicious red flowers and peppery young leaves for adding to salads.

Shipping

Delivery Costs

Our shipping is broken down into two categories and are dispatched the same or next day as standard.

1. Unlimited "Small" (Garden) Seed Packets:

- Including wooden plant markers and sprouting bags.

- £1.99 - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 business days.

- £4.90 Express Delivery 1 - 3 business days

2. Everything Else - Sprouting and Microgreen Seeds, Growing Equipment, Gifts and Grow Kits:

UK Mainland.

- £3.85 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £6.50 - Next Day Courier Service on orders 0 - 4.5kg.

- £8.95 - Next Day Courier Service on orders over 4.5kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kgs.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

- £9.45 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £23.50 - Standard Delivery on orders 2kg - 26kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kg.

The EU, Switzerland and Rest of World.

Get in touch for equipment sales to the EU and the rest of the world for a competitive shipping quote. Unfortunately we cannot yet post seeds outside the UK.

Delivery and Packaging

All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!

Returns Policy

We hope you are loving your purchase however we understand that sometimes things don't go as planned and returns and refunds are necessary. Please refer to the following return and refund policies at growsowgreener.co.uk.

My product is damaged defective or you shipped me the wrong product.

We're sorry about that and understand your frustration! We would love to offer you a refund or a replacement. Please contact us at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or replacement. 

I ordered the wrong product or simply changed my mind.

No worries, we will refund you the full amount (minus the shipping charges) provided the items are returned in new condition and in original packaging. Once received we will issue your refund however you will be responsible for return shipping costs for non defective products.

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Devon TQ73QG

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Should you have absolutely any problems issues or difficulties getting your seeds to germinate or problems/queries regarding our grow kits or equipment, please get in touch at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk and we will strive to help you out via email, call or video call.

All our seeds and products have been tested here by us however if we still cant help you get growing we will offer a free replacement.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on gift cards.

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