Cucumber - Seeds

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Cucumber - Seeds

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Cucumbers are straight forward to grow and grow up they will as they are a climbing vine. 
They are a member of the cucurbitaceae family which includes melons and squashes and as such like a warm well drained soil. 
Cucumbers can be eaten fresh or they can be pickled. Cucumbers that are eaten fresh are known as Slicing varieties and Cucumbers that are pickled are known as pickling varieties. 
Cucumbers contain nutrients that are especially beneficial to our skin, hair and nails.

How to grow?

1.Choose a site with all-day sun, except in hot, dry regions, where cucumbers like some afternoon shade. Soil should have a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. 

2.Dig deeply and enrich the soil with plenty of compost and well-rotted manure. 

3.Sow cucumber seeds directly into the ground at least two weeks after the last frost and when both soil and air temperatures average at least 65 degrees F. Expect germination in 3 to 10 days, depending on soil temperature. (The higher the temperature, the faster the seeds will sprout.) Set vining varieties 2 to 3 feet apart; bush types, 18 inches apart. 

4.Spray the plants with fish emulsion fertilizer about four weeks after germination, or side-dress with compost. 

5.Mulch the soil once the plants are established to control weeds and conserve moisture. 

6.Provide at least an inch of water each week, especially when the plants are flowering and fruiting. 

7.Pick cucumbers when they're still moderate-sized - between 3 and 4 inches for pickling varieties and 6 to 8 inches for slicers - otherwise they'll become seedy and bitter. Cukes mature at the speed of light, so check your plants daily.

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