A popular favorite among beginner and advanced gardeners is the cucumber. Fairly easy to grow, cucumbers are excellent as a snack straight from the garden, chopped up in a summer salad, or as a refreshingly crispy addition to a cold drink.
While they may not store for extended periods of time on their own, they can be preserved by pickling and enjoyed all winter that way. Because of their high water content, cucumbers are very hydrating and have a cooling effect when applied to the skin - which makes them perfect for eye and facial treatments.
Growing cucumbers in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Cucurbitaceae
Nutritional Information For Cucumbers
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.11 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||0.5 g||-|
How to Grow Cucumbers in Your GardenSoxx®
Vining cucumber plants need trellising to grow and produce an abundant harvest (there is also a bush variety of cucumber that does not need trellis support to grow). As cucumbers need heat to grow, you can either plant seedlings well after final frost or sow outdoors once the soil has warmed to 70 F. Plant seeds at a 1-inch depth, 24 inches apart from one another.
Cucumbers Seed to Harvest Time: 50-70 days
How to Harvest Cucumbers
Do not wait until the cucumbers are too big - harvest when they are approximately 1-1.5 inches in diameter. Cut them off the vine with a sharp knife to avoid damaging the plant. Plants should produce a harvest well into the fall season.