Grow Your Own Cucumbers
Should you wish to enjoy fresh cucumber all summer long, sow the seeds in spring.
How To Grow Your Own Cucumbers?
- During mid spring, plant two seeds on their side, in a 7.5cm (3inch) pot full of seed compost, 2cm (1.7inches) deep.
- Cover with soil and water. Label accordingly.
- Place in a propagator for germination.
- Upon germination, take the seedlings out of the propagator.
- Support seedlings with a slight garden cane.
- At the latter end of May, use a growing bag to plant two cucumber plants.
- Put a big cane into the growing bag, securing to the greenhouse roof.
- Ensure plants are well-watered. Using garden twine, tie plants to the canes.
- Once the plants are as high as the roof, pinch out the tips.
- Once you see fruit on the cucumbers, feed fortnightly with a liquid fertilizer high in potash content.
- Certain varieties of plants have both male and female flowers. Nip off the male blooms, leaving the female blooms. They are recognizable by a swollen fruit behind the flower.
- Once the cucumbers are the required size, harvest them in summer.
What You Need to Grow Cucumbers
- Cucumber seeds
- Seed compost
- 2 x 7.5cm (3inch) pots
- A growing bag
- 2 long garden canes
- 2 small canes
- Watering can
- Garden twine
- Pencil and label