Planting begins in March and extends until the end of April, 3-4 seeds per pocket. When the plant is about 15 cm high, it is time to transplant outdoors (usually takes place between the end of April and end of May). Harvesting starts in June up to end of November.
Gherkin can be affected by diseases such as powdery mildew (a fungus that will cause the appearance of white spots on the leaves) and mildew (a fungus which will cause the appearance of brown spots on the leaves). Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Gherkin is a vegetable but also a fruit.