Growing Cucumber

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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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

25 Jan 21, (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Just treat as a normal cucumber for planting.
08 Feb 21, Lisa (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I heard they, like peas, don’t transplant well BUT you could start them in peat pots so the process of transplanting is less stressful. So I guess the answer is, “Yes, sow them indoors in peat pots.”
08 Mar 21, Bill Lott (USA - Zone 9a climate)
How close is too close, to not plant near my tomato plants Thank You
09 Mar 21, (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Probably 2m.
13 Mar 21, Peter Cyr (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I plan to plant them in a spot with a bag of composted chicken manure in Zone 8b. Any suggestions? Last year my cuke plants were glorious and were started from a packet of seeds. Unfortunately I did not get one cuke. Lots of flowers but I think they turned out to be all males.
15 Mar 21, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Mix in well composted manure with some good friable soil - about 1 part manure to 3 parts soil. Too much manure and the soil will have too much nitrogen. The female flowers have little cucumbers behind the flower. You need bees to pollinate the flowers. Check between 7 and 11am to see if bees are active. You can hand pollinate, read how to do it.
14 Mar 21, Kylee Slocum (USA - Zone 4b climate)
I want to grow cucumbers from seed in a 24” container. Can you help me with when I should start them. I am in 4b zone.
15 Mar 21, (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Check the calendar planting guide on the cucumber page.
23 Mar 21, B (USA - Zone 8b climate)
My cucumber are starting to vine and was wondering I’m in zone 8b it’s still cool here would they be alright
23 Feb 22, Christine C (USA - Zone 7b climate)
My garden area isn't super big - how far away/close can my cucumber and tomato plants be?
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My cukes were planted about a foot ( 30 cm ) away from my tomatoe plants this year.and my crop from both was unreal. The tomato plants acted as a trellis for the cukes. I could not keep up with the supply....

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