Of course, Ridge Cucumbers alone are possible for the school garden, and these are only recommended for those plots that are favourably located.

The young plants are raised similarly to marrows, under hand-lights, and are moved out in early June. The bed is made of a ridge of well-decayed manure covered with fine soil, and in the middle of this a young plant is bedded, but not so deeply that the roots are in the manure. After the first week of growth the plants require no special shelter. If a frame is at hand-and by the way, complete garden work cannot be attempted without one-the plants may be hardened off ready for planting.

A Ridge Cucumber

FIG. 49. A Ridge Cucumber.