When growing a cucumber, keep in mind that they will need a lot of sun. You can grow them directly in your garden or you can grow them in raised beds to allow for proper drainage. Raised beds also allow for easier access.
Easy Cucumber Growing At Home
How To Grow Cucumber Indoors
First, be sure that you have adequate soil. You will want to add compost to your soil as this will give it wonderful nutrients to help your cucumbers grow. You can purchase compost or make your own.
Cucumber is a climbing vine, so you may want to grow them near a fence or trellis so they can grow without disturbance. The ideal pH level of the soil is between 6.0 and 7.0. It is advisable that you dig and loosen your soil up at least six inches. Sow your seed into the soil, cover it back up, and add a light layer of mulch to protect and hold in moisture.
Some people group grow their cucumbers. This means that you put about 3 seeds into each hole to increase the chances of germination. You will also need to remove weeds as they pop up. They tend to hinder the growth of your plants. Your plants will need plenty of water so be sure to water regularly.
You have the option of starting your seeds indoors and transplanting after about 6 weeks. Keep in mind that the more you pick your cucumbers, the more that will grow. Your harvest will occur between 50 and 60 days. Don’t wait until the cucumbers turn yellow because this means they are overripe.
Growing cucumber is quite easy and fun! It is a great addition to any garden and your family will love picking fresh cucumbers and eating them alone or adding them to delicious recipes.
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Originally posted on December 10, 2015 @ 11:27 AM