Its no wonder new people to gardening are unsure what to do?
I have bought some cucumber seeds for greenhouse growing, this is what I have read for exactly the same seed:
Mr Fotheringill......sow seeds on their edge....pinch out tops when they have 4 sets of leaves.......leave the males on to pollinate they need these to make cucumbers.
Thomson and Morgan......sow seeds on their sides....pinch out tops when they reach 6ft......take off male flowers or they will be bitter.
Two top companies, both opposite conflicting cultivating.