Cucumbers are among the easiest vegetables to grow. The only downside is that they take a long time to mature, so make sure you have enough space in your garden or plan on growing them in containers.
Sow the seeds of cucumbers in a sunny spot outdoors in April.
Sow the seeds in a sunny spot outdoors in April. You can also sow them indoors in February or March, but make sure they have enough sun to grow well. If you are planting outdoors, choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. It’s best if the soil has been prepared before you sow your cucumbers: dig over the ground and add compost or rotted manure for good drainage and nutrients. The soil should be about 30cm deep; if it isn’t, add some more compost to deepen it.
Sow one seed every 10cm (4in) into rows that are 30cm (12in) apart – this will give you plenty of space for each plant to grow large fruits without crowding other plants out of the way! Space rows 90cm (3ft) apart so that they don’t shade one another as they get tall later on – this will help them produce lots more fruit too!
Keep the soil moist.
Cucumbers are thirsty plants, so it is essential to keep the soil moist. Water regularly and at the base of the plant, not on its leaves. You can check how much water your cucumber needs by feeling the topsoil; if it feels dry, water thoroughly. The best time to water is in the morning before 10 a.m. when evaporation rates are low and temperatures are lower.
Cucumbers need full sun or partial shade throughout their life cycle (seedling stage through maturing fruit).
They are vine plants, so you will need to give them something to climb on.
Cucumber plants are vine plants, so you will need to give them something to climb on. You can use a trellis, stakes or other support. Alternatively, you could use netting or some other type of material to wrap around the stems of your cucumbers and keep them off the ground.
Growing Cucumbers a video guide
See the below video from GrowVeg on youtube for a video guide to growing cucumbers
You’ll be growing cucumbers in no time.
In no time, you’ll be growing cucumbers. Cucumber is a quick-growing vine that produces small, round fruits. Unlike other plants that rely on their roots to absorb water from the soil, cucumbers use their leaves as reservoirs and transpire (release) water through them as needed.
For this reason, it’s especially important to keep your cucumber plant well-watered but not overwatered. You should also make sure there is plenty of sunlight so the plant can produce photosynthesis and grow properly.
Additionally, you should add fertilizer every few weeks while your plant is growing in order to give it the nutrients it needs to thrive; just be careful not to overdo it!
Now you know how to grow cucumbers!