Cucumber plant growing plant of the genus Cucumis also known as Cucumis sativus, Cucumber plant annual plant grow as Semi vine or creeping vine, can grow mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Flower edible, color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Cucumber plant, and male flower are smaller
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Fruit peel color is green or yellow, the structure smooth or rough structure and sometimes there is a pump on the rind, inside the fruit is light green.
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Requirements for Cucumber plant growing and care:
Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, need trellising depend on the species
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, Cucumber plant Beetles
All the season
How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, depend on the species
Spring – summer
General information about the flower
Yellow Edible flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Cucumber plant, and male flower are smaller
Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or
Pollination is done by:
For eating it’s better not to pollinate the flower, Bees and more pollinators, by hand but this is just to get a seeds
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Cucumber plant fruits?
Fruit: eaten raw, juice. Rind: pickles, Seeds: salad, raw
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment, after 3-5 leaves reduce the moist (even before)
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 on the ground can be more depend on the species
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising
Do the seeds require burying?