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Cucumis sativus

Vining Cucumbers: Grow on vigorous vines shaded by large leaves and grow best when trained up a trellis or fence. Bush Cucumbers: Container friendly, make successive planting every two weeks.

Require fertile soil. Before planting, add about 2 inches of compost to the bed and work it into a depth of 6 to 8 inches. Soil should be moist but well-draining (not soggy)

The plants do not tolerate frost. Since they are a quick-growing crop, they must be well supplied with moisture and plant nutrients throughout the growing season.

Water: Consistently especially during the fruiting stage, and high heat. Water slow in the morning, avoid wetting leaves to prevent powdery mildew.

Indoors Sow: 3 weeks before you plan to transplant them outside into the ground. Provide bottom heat of about 70ºF with a heating pad or place the seed flats on top of a refrigerator or water heater.

Outdoor Sow: 2 weeks after the last frost date. In cooler climates, warm the soil by covering it with black plastic before planting.

Heavy Mulch: To avoid pests and retain moisture - 1” compost, straw, dried leaves, or shredded newspaper

Fertilize 5-10-10 liquid: - 1 week after flowers bloom, continue every 3 weeks thereafter.


  • Days to Maturity: 60 - 65 days

    Full Sun

    Water:  Frequently

    Soil pH: 5.5 - 7.0

    Germination: 80° - 95° (F°)

    Temperature: 60 Min 60 - 95 105 Max (F°)

    Plant Spacing: 8" - 10"

    Container Friendly: 11” deep, climbing plant

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