Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, it doesn’t matter. Go ahead and plant some cucumbers. Your taste buds, your competitive spirit, and your health will thank you for it.
Nothing beats the feeling of harvesting what you have spent a long time trying to grow. Then you can pat yourself on the back and proudly say, “I grew this!”. When planting cucumbers, EASY is the word. Let us prove to you that becoming a cucumber farmer is as easy as pie.
– First things first, choose a sunny location, as they need at least 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
– The soil must be moist and well-drained, and don’t forget to add compost to the mix.
– Now sow the seeds directly into the soil and cover them with a light layer of soil.
– Now, seeds must be kept moist until they germinate, though don’t overwater them.
– As they grow, they will start to climb upward and for that, you must support the vines with fences, for example.
When growing cukes, the soil must be:
– Well-drained but not waterlogged, as heavy soil can slow root growth.
– Nutrient-rich in organic matter and boosted with compost to improve the soil content.
– Moist, as cucumbers need moist soil to thrive and grow.
– A bit acidic between 6.0 and 7.0 pH levels.
– Warm too and if you don’t know it yet, cucumbers are warm-season crops that need a temp of 15 °C to grow.
Although they are 96% water, cukes thrive under sunlight. Everything revolves around photosynthesis, a crucial phenomenon for remarkable productivity, and sunlight is the primary criterion.
– Place the plant in a place with enough sunlight and for at least 8 successive hours
– This natural light is essential to dry the water droplets on the leaves since they act like tiny lenses that focus intense sunlight onto smaller areas, causing the leaves to scorch and overheat.
Follow these tips to harvest your cukes correctly:
– Harvest them regularly as soon as they reach the desired size and color (around 17 to 23 cm).
– Use sharp scissors or pruners to cut the cukes from vines.
– Make sure you remove all cukes as leaving them can affect the plant’s health.
By following the above-mentioned tips, you can ensure that you will harvest the most delicious cucumbers for your salads and dishes. We wish you a bountiful and delicious harvest.