- 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
- Garden area
- Organic fertilizer (optional)