This heirloom variety is one of the gardeners favorite and a must have vegetable in the garden! Ashley is fairly disease resistant, and less susceptible to powdery mildew. They do well in hot and humid weather, vines produce lots of dark-green fruits about 8 inches long. Ashley cucumbers are crisp, refreshing and terrific for slicing.
Cucumbers fall under two main categories: Vine varieties have a climbing habit that allows you to trellis them to help you save garden space. Bush varieties are compact and are even suitable for container planting.
Cucumbers like hot weather and plenty of water. Find a sunny location to plant cucumbers. The soil should be well drained and moist. Adequate watering helps cucumber grow juicier at the time you pick them.
To prevent cucumbers to turn bitter, be sure to plant them in fertile soil and minimize stress to the plant. They need enough water and the warm weather to produce the good tasting cucumbers. May is the standard time for planting. Soak seeds overnight before planting to promote germination. A trellis system will provide a higher yield, but you can also plant it with stakes. Once the cucumbers reach the desired size and are dark green in color, you can harvest them.