Cucumber

Cucumber


Planting & Growing

Full sun, suppply with abundant water, needs nutrient-rich soil, supply with fertilizer and organic matter, create mounds of direct around plant bases, may plant up to 4 seeds per mound and then space mound 150-200 cm apart, maintain pH as close to neutral as possible, require warm climate from propagation to harvest, cannot tolerate frost or cold, plant seeds directly in warm soil or start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost, transplant only after 2-3 leaves have grown fully, protect plants with agricultural fleece or plastic as the fruits are susceptible to pests and diseases, remove budding flowers to redirect energy to fruit production, upward growth using artificial supports allows for better aeration and reduced disease

  • Row Spacing:  65-85cm
  • Plant Spacing:  15-20cm
  • Depth:  2cm
  • Maturity:  50-70 days

growing months & season - per region

REGION

Growing Months
Season/s

ARID

JAN, FEB, MAR, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Spring

TROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

SUBTROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Spring

MILD

JAN, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

COOL

OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

Garden Benefits

Contains compounds which deter pests, cut open cucumber for increased potency

Health Benefits

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and full of B vitamins

Recipes with Cucumber

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