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Growing cucumbers quick reference guide



Growing Cucumbers Guide

The growing cucumbers quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing cucumbers. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Cucumber
Also Known As
Botanical Family - Cucurbitaceae, Genus - Cucumis, Species - C. sativus
Plant Type Warm season - annual - fruiting vegetable
Frost Tolerance Very Tender
Planting Position Grow in full sun - Requires at least 8-10 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Seed Viability 5 years
Germination 7-10 days at 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Growing Temp 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Seed to Transplant 3 - 4 weeks
Planting Method Direct sow or Seedling transplants
When to Plant Spring
Time to Plant Wait until at least 2-3 weeks after the last average 32 F (0 C) freeze in your area and not before soil temperature are consistently 70 F (21 C) or above.
Seed Sowing Most common method - 4-5 seeds per hill with hills 3-5 feet (90-150 cm) apart
Plant Spacing Most common method - thin to best 2-3 plants per hill with hills 3-5 feet (90-150 cm) apart
Soil Conditions Well drained - Moderate to high organic matter - Medium fertility
Fertilizer Medium fertilizer needs, 3-4 quarts per 100 sq feet (3.3-4.4 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before sowing or transplanting - when transplanting use liquid starter fertilizer - side-dress just as the vines start to run - finally as fruit begin to set.
Days to Harvest 50-70 days - depending on conditions and variety
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