Vegetables - All Other

CUCUMBERS:  Direct sow 1/2" deep when the soil has warmed up. Thin seedlings to 12 - 36" apart. Trellising the vines saves space. Companions: beans aid growth; nasturtiums deter insect pests; radishes deter cucumber beetles.

PEPPERS: Peppers are heat - lovers and need to be started indoors to produce fruit in this climate. Sow seed 1/4 - 1/2" deep in a light soil mix. Sowing in flats 7 - 8 weeks before last frost. Starting on heat mats works better. Harden off & plant out 18 - 20" apart when temperatures and the soil have fully warmed.