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+, in hardiness zone 4-7 need to care that will bear fruits.

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 edible fruits (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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How to grow Cucumber plant growing and care:

Mulch keep the moist of the soil and also protect the fruits

How to care:
Watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, need trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed (explanation bellow)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, possible to graft for better base that will be resistant for virus

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:
Spring to summer, but better in the spring and in hardiness zone 4-7 need to start in the middle of the winter indoor, the plant need enough hot days when mature to bear fruits without, if the plant won’t be with mature fruits in the autumn or the plant won’t bear fruits or the fruits will die before fully ripen, also better to choose cultivar that bear the fruits faster.

How to plant:
Planting in well ventilated soil, dig bigger hole than the plant and put organic matter, humus and dead leaves

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, planting in containers need to be at least 10-20L (2.5-5 gallons), well-drained soil, the plant not react well to overwater, need to make enough holes in the container for good drainage also choosing soil for container important and need to be soil well ventilated, can be potting mix or peat soil with perlite, when use bottom for the pot need that it will dry in the same day.

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 to autumn

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, in order to take care that will be fruits in hardiness zone 4-7 need to choose cultivars that bear fruits faster.

How to grow Cucumber plant from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment, sowing temperature 15-40C (65-104F) but better to sow in 21-25C (70-77F)

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring (but in warm weather possible in the summer) and in cold climate start in the winter indoor

How to plant:
Better to plant it in light soil that will be well ventilated and keep the moist like vermiculite

Planting spacing – How far apart to plant:
Depend if trellising 40*50cm (16*20 inches) when crawling 1*1.25m (40-50 inches), sowing to transplanting 5*5cm (2*2 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
1-2cm (0.5-1 inch) from the top

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t let it dry

Germination time:
5-20 days

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

Scientific name:

Cucumis sativus

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