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Gherkins plants

Gherkins plantsSow the Gherkins seed the first week in April in small pots, and cover it lightly with fine soil. Plunge the pots in a hotbed covered with a frame.

When grown to nice little plants, remove them to a cold frame to harden, and plant them out on a warm border towards the end of May.

When the fruit begins to form, give liquid manure twice a week. For pickling they must be cut while small.