No summer garden is really complete without cool, green cucumbers growing in the yard. Although they’re nutrient-needy veggies, growing cucumbers isn’t really that hard. Plus, cucumbers are fantastic vertical vegetables well-suited for growing on trellises and other vertical gardening frames.
|When to sow indoors||3 weeks before last frost|
|When to sow outdoors||After last frost|
|Seed depth||1/2 – 1"|
|Germination soil temperature||80° – 95°F|
|Germination length||3 – 5 days|
|When to transplant||4 weeks (but not recommended)|
|Varieties||Burpless (easier to digest)
Diamant (early gherkin)
|pH range||6.0 – 7.0|
|Soil temperature for growing||70° – 80°F minimum|
|Spacing||24 – 36"|
|Watering||Moderate, then heavy from flowering to harvest|
|Nutrient requirements||N = moderate
P = high
K = high
|Fertilizer schedule||Every two weeks with a complete fertilizer|
|When to harvest||Whenever fruits are large enough to use|
Looking for more information and inspiration? Check out these tips for
how to grow cucumbers.
Image thanks to Joe Quick!