how do i grow cucumbers
Start your cucumber seeds indoors about three weeks before the last frost date. The seeds will sprout in about 4-8 days at room temperature and when the shoots start to appear move your seedlings to full sunlight. Transplant your seedlings into the ground at proper plant spacing (1 per square-foot).
It is possible to start your cucumbers outside when the weather is warm enough, meaning nighttime temperatures are reliably above 10 degrees C.
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Harvest your cucumber by clipping them off the vine when they reach the desired size, about 6-9". If you let your cucumbers get too big, it will signal the plant to stop producing more cucumbers. So Harvest them continually, even if that means giving some to all your neighbours! Cucumber plants produce a very high yield of fruit!
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Pruning the vine to one main stalk will keep production of fruit continuous. There are hundreds of varieties of cucumbers, experiment to find what you like!
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Preparing and Using
Wash and scrub your cucumber with a vegetable brush. The long slender ones can be eaten with their skin left on, and you can peel the larger cucumbers. Try growing pickling cucumbers and make your own homemade jars of pickles!