Cucumbers and Gherkins like warmth, so they prefer a sunny, sheltered position. If you have a greenhouse, this is perfect, but Spalding also has varieties that are suitable for planting out in the open. The cucumber is a climbing plant, and it can also be grown in a pot on the patio with a suitable support. The seedless fruits can either be eaten fresh or pickled. Sliced or diced cucumber can be pickled just like gherkins. See below for the Spalding range of cucumbers and gherkins.