Vegetables and herbs

Cucumber: maintenance tips

Easy to grow, the cucumber is a vegetable garden essential. Easy to care for, they can be grown in the ground or in pots.

Maintenance tips: CucumberMaintenance tips: Cucumber

Common name: Cucumber


Full sun, with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine a day for maximum yield.


Water when the first inch of soil is dry.


Sensitive to frost, they should be planted once all risk of frost has passed. Can crawl on the ground or climb trellises.


Fertilize one month after planting with a granular vegetable garden fertilizer.


Harvest when cucumbers are large enough to eat.

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