I just love gardening. It is so rewarding. As I heard so many times: Planting a garden is like printing your own money.
Two years ago I did plant a garden, but my cucumber plant only yielded a few cucumbers. My fault, as I didn’t know it was best to stake them, and either watered them too much or too little (probably the latter). This year, I’m taking over growing these again, and since I don’t want to repeat my mistakes I’ve decided to dig up some information about growing cucumbers.
I decided to plant these cucumbers.
Here’s a summary of the information I found helpful:
- You can grow them in container (although mine are in the garden)
- They do better in full sun
- It’s a good idea to grow a few plants to ensure cross pollination
- They do better with stakes (at least the vining variety)
- The soil should be moist most of the time to ensure sweet cucumbers and a great yield
- The type I planted (Organic Double Yield Cucumber) is better picked around 4-5 inches long
- They should be picked when ready to ensure a bountiful yield
Here are great links if you want to learn more about cucumbers:
- How to grow cucumber: this link is full of relevant information, and really get through the whole process, from definition to types of cucumbers to best gardening tips and care.
- Cucumber: This article from weekend gardener also provides plenty of information. It’s also a reliable source.
- Growing cucumbers to fulfill that delicious salad flavor: Interesting information less the scientific lingo.