Cucumber Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm season
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Moderate

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor, Direct Sow
When to Direct Sow:
June
When to Start Indoors:
May
Sprouting Time:
3-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
15-30
Depth:
2cm deep
Spacing (cm):
23 cm apart
Row Spacing (cm):
90cm (36″)
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
65 days
When To Harvest:
August, September
How to Harvest:
Harvest when fruits reach desired size

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Fruits, leaves, flower
Potential Health Benefits:
Hydration, Antioxidant, Nutrient-Dense, Weight Loss, Blood Sugar Control, Digestive System

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Bean, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collards, Celery, Corn, Dill, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion , Pea, Radish, Tomato
What Plants to Avoid:
Potato, Sage
Common Pests:
Cutworms
Common Disease:
Powdery Mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
If picked frequently the plant will continue to produce. Both corn and sunflowers can act as a trellis for cucumbers to good effect. Dill will help cucumbers by attracting predatory insects, and nasturtiums will improve the flavour and growth of cucumbers.

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