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How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers are easy to grow, and are a great addition to any garden.


  • Step 1: Use rich soil Use rich topsoil with plenty of compost to ensure the cucumbers receive lots of nutrients.
  • Step 2: Choose area Plant in an area where your plants can receive full sun, and where they have plenty of room to grow.
  • Step 3: Plant in warm weather Plant the seeds when the soil is warm and the chances for frost have passed.
  • Step 4: Increase germination chances Plant three or four seeds in each hole to increase the chances of germination. Leave 3 feet between holes.
  • TIP: Apply an organic fertilizer on the plants when flowers appear.
  • Step 5: Use a trellis Erect a trellis so the sprawling vines can attach themselves to it. Some plants can reach 6 feet tall.
  • Step 6: Water plants Make sure the plants get plenty of water. Also beware of pests, such as aphids, cucumber beetles, and pickle worms.
  • Step 7: Enjoy Enjoy your fresh-picked cucumbers.
  • FACT: Placing chilled cucumber slices on your eyes for 15 minutes tightens skin and relieves puffiness caused by fluid retention.

You Will Need

  • Topsoil
  • Garden area
  • Sunlight
  • Seeds
  • Trellis
  • Water
  • Organic fertilizer (optional)

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