Fresh cucumbers taste so much better than store-bought ones and each variety has a unique flavour. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. The cucumber seeds originated in Asia Minor and spread globally. The Romans grew them and the Bible refers to them. In the late 1500's The Plains Indians and Iroquois obtained cucumbers from the Spanish by barter, learning how to grow these alongside the corn, beans and pumpkins they already grew. In Europe, while cucumbers were well known for several hundred years, the English in the 17th Century went through a period of uncertainty about the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables and called them "cowcumbers" - fit only for cattle and toxic to humans. We know better now.
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we do business.
To help us better serve you and keep our team safe, some of our garden tools and accessories will be unavailable at times throughout the growing season. We encourage you to support your locally owned garden centre to purchase these products.
As always, we are committed to providing gardeners and farmers with the best service possible. While we work hard to minimize shipping delays, due to current conditions, at times these may be unavoidable.