CUCUMBER STRAIGHT EIGHT ~ very vigorous producing 20cm dark green fruits with white spines and a small seed cavity, happy outside. 4 seeds SOW: inside in April/early May in individual pots, keep moist (not waterlogged) and warm. GROW: to plant outside, harden off once they have 2/3 leaves; they prefer a sunny and sheltered site and you may need to protect them from wind while they settle in. Straight Eight is very quick; fruit can be ready in just 8 weeks. This variety may need some low canes if the fruits set where they can touch the ground. Mulch if possible, they respond to a mid-season liquid feed too! You can grow this variety in a greenhouse if you prefer; the growth will be a little more vigorous. EAT: lovely in summer salads.