Information About Cucumbers

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.

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Armenian Cucumber Plant Info – Growing Armenian Cucumbers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If it looks like a cucumber and mostly tastes like one, is it a cucumber? Armenian cucumbers are actually more closely related to muskmelons.

Japanese Cucumber Info – What Is A Kyuri Japanese Cucumber

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Japanese cucumbers look somewhat like the cucumbers we usually grow in the garden, but the taste is quite different. Read on for more info.

Planting Seeds From A Store Bought Cucumber – Can You Plant Grocery Store Cucumber Seeds

By Amy Grant

Can you plant a grocery store cucumber? Interestingly, there are a couple of theories on seeds from a store bought cucumber. Read on to learn more.

Cucumber Grow Bag Info: Growing A Cucumber Plant In A Bag

By Laura Miller

Growing cucumbers in bags is an excellent way to preserve ground space while growing cucumbers. Click here for more info.

Dried Cucumber Ideas – Can You Eat Dehydrated Cucumbers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Canning is an option to preserve summer fresh cucumbers, but can you dehydrate them? Here are several dried cucumber ideas, including methods and uses.

Cucumber Anthracnose Treatment: Tips For Anthracnose Control In Cucumbers

By Amy Grant

Anthracnose in cucumber crops can cause serious losses. To learn how to correctly identify this disease and treat it effectively, click here.

Tough Cucumber Skin – What Makes Cucumber Skins Tough

By Amy Grant

What makes cucumber skins tough? A tough cucumber skin is most likely the result of the variety of cucumber being grown. Learn more here.

Keeping Cucumbers Fresh: Learn How To Store Cucumbers

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Fortunately, many vegetables and fruits have long shelf lives. Some vegetables, such as cucumbers, don't have a long shelf life but can be preserved in ways that extend the storage life. Click this article to learn more about cucumber storage.

Pickling Cucumber Varieties – How To Grow Cucumbers For Pickling

By Amy Grant

If you love pickles, you’ve noticed the varying pickling cucumber varieties. Some may be large and sliced lengthwise or in rounds, and some are small and pickled whole. So what is a pickling cucumber and how do you grow picklers? Find out in this article.

Should I Prune My Cucumber Vine – Tips On Pruning Cucumbers In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Cucumbers can get downright out of hand with their rampant vining growth. This made me wonder if I should prune my cucumber vines. Maybe you, too, are wondering is it ok to prune cucumbers. So, I did a little research on pruning cucumbers. Here's what I found.

Cucumber Leaf Spot: Treating Angular Leaf Spot In Cucumbers

By Teo Spengler

When you notice small circular spots on your cucumber plant leaves, you are probably dealing with cucumber leaf spot. Click this article for information about this disease and how to start treating angular leaf spot in cucumbers.

Herbs And Spices For Pickling – What Spices And Herbs Are In Pickles?

By Amy Grant

What spices and herbs are in pickles? Is it possible to grow your own herbs and spices for pickling? This article provides information that can help. Click here to learn about growing herbs and spices for pickling.

Cucumber Plant Damage: Tips On Protecting Cucumber Plants In The Garden

By Amy Grant

There are plenty of insect pests that might get to cucumbers before you do or transmit diseases, rendering plants unable to produce. Sudden cold snaps can kill the plants as well, so protecting cucumber plants is of paramount importance. Learn more here.

Cucumber Plant Drops Fruit – Why Are Cucumbers Falling Off Vine

By Jackie Carroll

Cucumbers that are shriveling and dropping off the vines are a frustration for gardeners. Why do we see cucumbers falling off the vine more than ever? A lack of seeds or pollination are most often to blame. Click this article to learn more.

Lemon Cucumber Planting – How To Grow A Lemon Cucumber

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Cucumber Plant Companions: Plants That Grow Well With Cucumbers

By Amy Grant

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.

Sikkim Cucumber Information – Learn About Sikkim Heirloom Cucumbers

By Liz Baessler

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.

Cucumber Varieties: Learn About Different Types Of Cucumbers Plants

By Amy Grant

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.

Can Cucumbers Ripen Off Vine: How To Ripen Cucumbers Off The Vine

By Amy Grant

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.

Spiny Cucumbers: Why Do My Cucumbers Get Prickly

By Amy Grant

If you've never seen spines on cucumbers, then you may be asking "why did my cucumbers get prickly, and are spiny cucumbers normal?" Let's investigate these questions and learn the answers in this article.

Cucumber Seed Collection: Tips For Harvesting & Saving Seeds From Cucumber

By Amy Grant

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.

What Are Pickleworms: Tips For Treating Pickleworms In Gardens

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

Cucumber With Holes: What Causes Holes In Cucumbers

By Amy Grant

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.

Cucumber Hollow Heart: Reasons For Cucumber Hollow In Middle

By Amy Grant

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.

Cucumbers Not Straight – Why Are My Cucumbers Curling?

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

Cucumbers Cracking Open: What To Do For Fruit Cracking In Cucumbers

By Kristi Waterworth

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 For Pots: Learn About Planting Cucumbers In A Container

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Reasons For White Cucumbers: Why Cucumber Fruit Turns White

By Jackie Carroll

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.

Cucumber Harvest: Learn When And How To Harvest Cucumbers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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 – How To Pollinate Cucumber By Hand

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

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 – How To Deter Cucumber Beetles In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

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.

Cucumber Mosaic Virus Symptoms And Treatment

By Jackie Rhoades

Cucumber mosaic disease isn't limited to cucumbers. While these and other cucurbits can be stricken, Cucumber Mosaic Virus regularly attacks a wide variety of other garden vegetables. Click here for more info.

Bacterial Wilt Of Cucumbers

By Kathee Mierzejewski

If you are wondering why your cucumber plants are wilting, you might want to look for bugs. The bacterium that causes wilt in cucumber plants usually overwinters in the belly of the striped cucumber beetle. Learn more here.

Causes Of Misshaped Cucumbers

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Every garden should have cucumbers. They grow easily and usually don't give anyone any trouble. However, once in a while, you end up with misshaped cucumbers. Learn why this happens here.

Information On Planting Cucumbers On A Fence

By Heather Rhoades

A cucumber fence is fun and space saving way to grow cucumbers. If you have not tried growing cucumbers on a fence yet, you will be in for a pleasant surprise. Learn the benefits and how to grow cucumbers on a fence here.

Why Cucumbers Turn Yellow And What You Can Do About It

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Yellow cucumbers are usually a bad sign, but sometimes that's how they're meant to be. Learn how to tell the difference.

What Causes Bitter Cucumber

By Heather Rhoades

Cucumbers fresh from the garden are a treat, but occasionally, a gardener bites into a homegrown cucumber and thinks "my cucumber is bitter, why?". Understanding what causes bitter cucumber can help, so read here.

Leave Cucumber Plant Tendrils Attached

By Heather Rhoades

While they may look like tentacles, the thin, curly threads that come off the cucumber are actually natural and normal growths on you cucumber plant. These tendrils (not tentacles) should not be removed. Learn why here.

Tips For Growing Cucumbers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Cucumbers are great for pickling, tossing in salads, or eating straight off the vine. Read this article to get tips for growing cucumbers in the garden and how to care for them to make the most of your harvest.

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