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Few vegetable growers will give up early fresh cucumbers. And in such a situation, self-pollinated cucumber seeds will be the best choice.
After harvesting (in autumn), these seeds are dipped in a salt solution (5%), in which empty or immature units will be immediately visible on the surface, and good specimens will settle to the bottom. Then they need to be rinsed and dried.
In the spring, just before sowing (preferably somewhere in the middle of March), the seeds are soaked in a solution of mineral fertilizer, slightly dried and sown in pots with soil. After 3-4 days, you will be pleased with the shoots and with the appearance of 5-6 leaves, the plant can be transferred to a closed ground.
It is worth noting that self-pollinated cucumber seeds can be obtained by artificial pollination - by transferring pollen from 4-5 male flowers to a developed female ovary.
Self-pollinated cucumber varieties are an opportunity to taste early vegetables, even growing them on a windowsill.