How to grow cucumbers

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

  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 […]