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This section contains information on cucumber growing tips so you can get the most from your growing experience and subsequent cucumber harvesting. You will find suggestions on how to grow cucumbers in the garden and how to care for them throughout the season while waiting for cucumber harvesting to begin. So keep reading for these cucumber growing tips and enjoy your up and coming bounty.
Although this round, yellow veggie is often grown as a novelty, it is appreciated for its mild, sweet flavor and cool, crispy texture. As an added benefit, lemon cucumber plants continue to produce later in the season than most other varieties. Learn more here.
Choosing the right cucumber plant companions will help the plant thrive much like human companionship. While there are some plants that grow well with cucumbers, there are also others that can impede development. Learn more in this article.
Cucumbers don’t just come in the slender green variety. Sikkim heirloom cucumbers are quite different. Explore the wonderful world of heirloom vegetables and learn more Sikkim cucumber information in this article.
Under the umbrella of the two common cucumber types, you will find a wealth of different varieties suitable for your growing needs. Learning a little bit about different cucumber varieties will help you to decide which is right for your needs. Get more info here.
Because there are so many varieties, sizes and shapes, how do you know when to harvest your cucumbers? Can cucumbers ripen off the vine? Find out all about the ripening of cucumbers in this article. Click here for more info.
Seed saving is rewarding and cost saving to the home gardener, but some seeds take a bit more TLC to save than others. Cucumber seed collection, for instance, requires a little bit of knowledge to properly save. Learn more in this article.
They may sound like the residents of your favorite fictitious childhood world, but pickleworms are serious business. In this article, we’ll walk you through identifying pickleworm damage and tell what you can do about these nasty little caterpillars.
Nothing’s more disappointing than cucumbers with holes. Picking a cucumber with holes in it is a fairly common problem. What causes holes in cucumber fruit and how can they be prevented? Read this article to find out.
My friend’s mother makes the most incredible, crisp, spicy pickles I’ve ever had. She has forty years of experience, but even so, she has had her share of problems. One such issue has been hollow heart in cucumbers. Read here for more info.
Some denizens of the garden, like tomatoes or squash, may give little trouble, but cucumbers can be picky about growing conditions when they're fruiting, like curly cucumber fruit. Learn why this happens here.
Every gardener dreams of beautiful green plants heavy with fruits like cucumbers. It's understandable, then, why gardeners who find their cucumbers cracking open may wonder what has gone wrong. Learn more here.
Cucumbers are fun additions to the garden. However, the often viney plants can take up a lot of room. Planting cucumbers in a container conserves garden space. This article can help with that.
Many cucumber seeds on the market today are bred to produce white fruit. But if you have planted green varieties and get white cucumbers instead, then it's time to look for problems. Read this article for more info.
You should know when to pick a cucumber in order to experience the crisp, juicy flesh that is perfect for salads, pickling and many other uses. But when and how do you harvest them? This article will help with that.
Cucumber plant pollination by hand is necessary in some situations. Multiple visits from the bees are required for good fruit set, but a helping hand is needed now and then. Click here for more info.
Controlling cucumber beetles is very important for your garden if you grow cucumbers, melons or squash. Damage from cucumber beetles can devastate these plants. Get tips for controlling them here.
Cucumbers are tender, warm-season vegetables that thrive when given proper care. Frequent cucumber harvesting is important as well in order to prevent getting a yellow cucumber. Click here for more information.