How to grow Cucumber plant

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

Cucumber plant vegetables

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

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, Cucumber plant Beetles

Pruning season:
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:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, depend on the species

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

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?
50-80 days

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment, after 3-5 leaves reduce the moist (even before)

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 on the ground can be more depend on the species

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun, place to trellising

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucumis sativus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone