SOW Delicious Seed Slab - Ashley Cucumber

SOW Delicious Seed Slab - Ashley Cucumber
SOW Delicious Seed Slab - Ashley Cucumber
  • Open pollinated heirloom seeds
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The Ashley cucumber is famed in the world of gardening as a really pure strain of heirloom seed. SOW Delicious brings you a simple and fun way to reap the benefits of this quality cucumber; a nutrient-enriched soil slab embedded with quality heirloom seeds. These super-convenient seed slabs are a unique South African invention that make is easy for anybody to enjoy the tastiest, healthiest edible plants, grown from precious GM-free heirloom seeds.

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Proudly South African

What makes SOW Delicious Seed Slabs so special?

  • Non-GMO
  • Made with open pollinated heirloom seeds
  • Enriched with organic nutrients
  • Handmade using all-natural materials
  • Fully biodegradable
  • Retains more moisture than ordinary soil
  • Includes easy-to-follow planting instructions

About the Ashley cucumber:

  • Fresh, crisp & juicy
  • Great "slicing cucumbers", also suitable for picking
  • Grow up to 30cm in length
  • Best season for sowing: Spring to Mid-Summer  
  • Light needed: Full sun, afternoon shade
  • Harvest: 10-14 weeks
  • Supply: 1 slab = 10 month supply with average use (4 people)
  • Companion planting: Cucumbers like to grow alongside sweetcorn, beans, peas, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cabbage or sunflowers
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew (PM)

Recipe for Creamy Cucumber Soup:

  • 4 cups Ashley cucumbers, peeled, seeded & thinly sliced
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½tsp salt
  • ¼tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish


  • Sauté the onion & garlic in the olive oil on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until tender (1- 4 minutes).
  • Add the lemon juice & cook for 1 minute. Add 3½ cups of the cucumber slices, plus the broth, salt, ground pepper & cayenne; bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat & cook at a gentle simmer until the cucumbers are soft (6- 8 minutes).
  • Pour the soup into a blender. Add the avocado & parsley; blend on low speed until smooth.
  • Pour into a serving bowl & stir in yoghurt.
  • Chop the remaining cucumber slices.
  • You can serve the soup warm or refrigerate & then serve it chilled.
  • Before serving, garnish with the remaining chopped cucumber & more chopped parsley.


  • Inside your Slab of Seed box, you’ll find a soil “chocolate slab”; each block of the slab is sown with a cucumber seed.
  • Snap off your "chocolate" blocks. Space them as shown on the side of the box.
  • Bury just below the soil surface, cover and water every 3 - 4 days until seedlings peep out.

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