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Growing Cucumber

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(Best months for growing Cucumber in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 61°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 16 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Cut fruit off with scissors or sharp knife.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Nasturtiums, Beans, Celery, Lettuce, Sweet Corn, Cabbages, Sunflowers, Coriander, Fennel, Dill, Sunflowers
  • Avoid growing close to: Potato, Tomatoes

Your comments and tips

01 Nov 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You can go either way. If on the ground put some mulch/grass clippings on the soil. If short of room trellis them - some wire/mesh on 45-60 degree angle. I've been picking mine for the last 2-3 weeks. I now have a second flush of cuies growing. About 20 each time from 2 plants. Gee they taste good.
18 Oct 18, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted some cucumber seedlings the other day and 3 of them have died I have kept the water up when it hasn’t rained any ideas why they died???
22 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably too much water. When planting seedlings protect them from the sun (more so in the hotter months). I use a frame with shade cloth on it for a week or so. I also do this with seeds planted in the ground.
07 Oct 18, Greg (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I plant tomatoes and cucumbers together? This seasons tomato bed has a trellis and our cucumbers have been terrific since growing them on a trellis.
08 Oct 18, KS (Australia - temperate climate)
I don't think so as it says on the cucumber page... /
04 Oct 18, Robert Ridgwell (Australia - temperate climate)
is there any special fertilizer that will enhance the growth of apple cucumbers
04 Oct 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just a general vegie fertiliser will do.
22 Sep 18, KathyCandiotes (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi where can we purchase seeds to grow English cucumber We are In Gauteng region in Benoni Should we grow them in tunnels? Is it complicated to grow them
25 Oct 18, Rianca (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi Kathy I’m also in Benoni and wondering if you have been successful in growing your cucumber???
02 Jul 18, Olga haynes (Australia - tropical climate)
My first time for growing veges, i am volunteering at a charity, putting a lot of good stuff in the assigned garden bed, can i plant cucumbers now? What happens if i plant too early? Brisbane location.
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