Cucumbers are straight forward to grow and grow up they will as they are a climbing vine. Cucumbers need a good amount of sunshine and warmth. Ensure that you have adequate space as Cucumbers can rapidly reach around 6 feet. Where space is limited train the plant against a wall, stake or trellis. They may also spread over the ground if you have the space. A well drained soil is important for cucumbers and so they are often planted in raised beds around 6 inches high. Cucumbers will thrive in a sandy loam soil. Ensure the soil has a good amount of organic matter within it, manure will give the plants the nutrients they require. Water the cucumbers well each week if you want them to be juicy and firm! The cucumber fruit itself has a very high water content. You can harvest the cucumbers when they are a suitable size, this is normally around 50-60 days after planting. The skin should be dark green in color, do now wait until the cucumbers have turned yellow as this indicates that they are over ripe and their quality of flavors will decline.
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
- Growth: 6-12 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Water: Average