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Get your vegetable patch started with these gardening tutorials.
You Will Need
- Garden area
- Organic fertilizer (optional)
Use rich soil
Use rich topsoil with plenty of compost to ensure the cucumbers receive lots of nutrients.
Plant in an area where your plants can receive full sun, and where they have plenty of room to grow.
Plant in warm weather
Plant the seeds when the soil is warm and the chances for frost have passed.
Increase germination chances
Plant three or four seeds in each hole to increase the chances of germination. Leave 3 feet between holes.
Use a trellis
Erect a trellis so the sprawling vines can attach themselves to it. Some plants can reach 6 feet tall.
Make sure the plants get plenty of water. Also beware of pests, such as aphids, cucumber beetles, and pickle worms.
Enjoy your fresh-picked cucumbers.