All You Need To Know About Growing Cucumbers

If you want to grow cucumbers at home, you may have various questions in this regard.

Stick with me since I will show you all you need to know to grow cucumbers in a decent manner, even if you are still a beginner.

Table of Contents

Time & Duration

Do cucumbers grow year-round?

Yes, you can grow cucumbers year-round.

However, please note that there are certain periods of the year when cucumbers grow much better than in others.

For instance, growing cucumbers in spring and summer will yield much better results compared to growing cucumbers in other periods of the year since your cucumber plants will just get much better conditions and more sunlight.

Hence, I advise you to start your cucumber growing project around spring to provide the best growing conditions for your plants and to maximize your yields.

Do cucumbers grow fast?

While there are vegetables that grow faster (e.g. radish, lettuce, spinach), there are also many plants that need more time to grow from seed to harvest (e.g. melons, squash).

Prepare the soil!

Hence, fast is relative and you should make sure that you are patient enough to grow cucumbers so that you don’t quit in the middle of your growing project.

If you want to grow cucumbers faster, you should grow them from seedlings from your local garden center instead of using seeds.

How long does it take to grow cucumbers?

It will take you between 90 and 120 days to grow cucumbers from seed to harvest.

However, please note that this also greatly depends on the cucumber variety you want to grow and also on the conditions you provide for your cucumbers.

If you provide optimal soil conditions and a sunny environment, your cucumbers will grow much faster compared to a state where you don’t.

Hence, the better you care for your plants, the faster your cucumbers will usually grow.

Do cucumbers grow back every year?

No, cucumbers will not grow back every year.

In fact, cucumbers are grown as annuals and this means that you will only be able to harvest them once a year and have to plant new seeds for the following year.

Consequently, you will have to put in the work and go through the whole growing process every year when you grow cucumbers.

In contrast, there are also other plants out there that are perennials and grow back for many years (e.g. strawberries, chives).

Hence, if you don’t want to put in the work every year, you may rather want to grow perennial plants instead.

How long do cucumbers live?

Cucumbers only live for one season.

After harvesting your plants, you can just dispose of them in your compost and use it as fertilizer for your next growing project.

Can you grow cucumbers in fall?

While it is possible to grow cucumbers in fall, I would not recommend you to do so since you will just miss out on the best growing months of the year.

In fact, you will just grow your cucumbers in fall and throughout winter and your cucumber plants will just not grow as good as if you have grown them in summer since they will not get as many hours of sun and you will also have to grow them indoors instead of outdoors in your garden or on your balcony where they would have had much better growing conditions.

Can you grow cucumbers in winter?

Similar to growing cucumbers in fall, I also don’t advise you to grow them in winter.

While it might be possible to grow cucumbers in winter in theory, it will just not make any sense in practice since you will have to grow cucumbers indoors and this will confine your living space.

Moreover, you will also not be able to provide natural growth conditions to your cucumbers and this will translate into much lower yields on average.

Location & Climate

Will cucumbers grow in shade?

While it is possible to grow cucumbers in full shade, I am not a big fan of that since cucumbers grow best if they get at least a few hours of sunlight every day.

Hence, if you only provide shade for cucumbers, chances are that they will just grow much slower and also that your yields will be lower.

Will cucumbers grow in partial shade?

Partial shade is much better for growing cucumbers than complete shade.

In fact, for young cucumber plants, partial shade is the optimal growth environment since they will get some sun but will still be protected from excessive sun exposure and radiation.

Do cucumbers grow best in full sun?

You could also grow cucumbers in full sun.

While this is possible when your plants have already matured, you should not grow small cucumber seedlings in full sun since they will not be able to deal with these many hours of sunlight in a proper manner and may dry out or get sunburned.

Thus, wait until your cucumbers reach a certain size until you expose them to many hours of full direct sunlight.

Will cucumbers tolerate frost?

Cucumbers are quite sensitive to frost and don’t like the cold at all.

In fact, you should never leave cucumbers outdoors when you expect frost since your cucumber plants will not be able to deal with it in a proper manner.

If you are unlucky, your cucumbers will never recover from those frost shocks and all your work you have done until this point would be wasted.

Hence, wait with transplanting cucumbers outdoors until you don’t expect freeze anymore to be on the safe side.

Do you have to protect cucumbers from the sun?

You don’t have to protect cucumbers from the sun if your plants are still big enough.

However, if they are still small seedlings, you may just put them in a partially shady environment to protect them from the sun to a certain extent.

You may also want to use an umbrella to do so if you grow cucumbers in your garden instead of pots since you will just not be able to simply move those plants to another location and need alternative measures to protect them against excessive sunlight.

How much space do you need to grow cucumbers?

You should plan between 1 and 2 square feet of space for each cucumber plant.

Cucumber plants will also reach a height of between 3 and 5 feet.

Consequently, cucumber plants can get quite big and especially when you grow them indoors, you should make sure that you really have space for it to avoid any issues regarding space constraints in the future.

Can you grow cucumbers without a garden or balcony?

As mentioned before, it is also possible to grow cucumbers indoors if you don’t have a balcony or a garden.

Yet, please note that this should only be one of your last options.

Growing cucumbers indoors is completely different since you will just not be able to provide the same natural conditions and you will also have to do some extra work when it comes to the pollination of your plants.

Hence, if you have the opportunity to do so, I would strongly recommend you grow your cucumbers in your garden or on your balcony since this will make your life just much easier.

Can you grow cucumbers in small flats?

While it may be possible to grow cucumbers indoors if you have plenty of space and a big home, I would not recommend you do so if you rather live in a small apartment.

Don’t underestimate how much space your cucumbers will take away from you if you grow them indoors.

Also your air quality may suffer quite a lot.

Hence, while it is possible to grow cucumbers in small flats if you urgently want to do so, I personally would wait until you have more space available in the future to grow cucumbers in a decent manner and to avoid any space issues.

Can you grow cucumbers in an aquarium?

While it will not be possible to grow cucumbers in an aquarium when it is full of water since cucumbers don’t like waterlogging and the roots of your cucumbers will likely rot if they are exposed to water all day long, you could still grow cucumbers in aquariums if you fill your aquarium will soil instead of water and use it as kind of a pot.

Can you grow cucumbers in a terrarium?

Similar to growing cucumbers in aquariums, you could also use a terrarium to do so, at least if there are no pets inside that could feed on your cucumber plants.

However, just using a pot would be an easier solution and there should not be a need to grow cucumbers in terrariums in most cases.

Can you grow cucumbers in a bucket?

You can also just grow cucumbers in a bucket. Similar to growing cucumbers in pots, you just have to fill your bucket with potting soil.

Also don’t forget to make some small holes into the bottom of your bucket so that water can run off and you can avoid waterlogging and your cucumber plant roots to rot.

Can you grow cucumbers in rainy climatic zones?

Since cucumbers don’t need full sun all day long to grow well, it is also possible to grow them in rainy climatic zones.

However, you should still not expect the same results as if you grow them in sunny environments.

Moreover, your cucumber plants will likely also grow slower and you may also not get the same yields.

Can you grow cucumbers in tropical climatic zones?

Cucumbers are just not plants that originated from the tropics and this means that you will have a hard time if you want to grow cucumbers in the tropics.

While it may be possible to do so, you will still have to deal with more issues like plant diseases compared to a state where you just grow them in moderate to warm and dry climatic zones.

Can you grow cucumbers in regions with permafrost?

You could also grow cucumbers in regions with permafrost.

However, this doesn’t mean that you could grow cucumbers outdoors in those regions.

Instead, you have to grow cucumbers indoors all year long and will not have the opportunity to transplant them into your garden.

Thus, only grow cucumbers in regions with permafrost if you have enough space inside your four walls and if you have some knowledge on how to grow cucumbers indoors to avoid any issues in this regard.

Will cucumbers grow indoors?

As mentioned before, it is possible to grow cucumbers indoors.

However, it still implies some issues. For example, you will just not be able to provide the same natural growing conditions as outdoors.

Moreover, air quality indoors will also be much different and you may also be space-constrained due to your cucumber plants.

Hence, growing cucumbers indoors is not as easy as it sounds and you should really make sure that you are willing to deal with all the downsides that come along with it.

Do cucumbers grow on vines?

Most cucumber species don’t grow on vines.

They rather grow on normal plants you already know from many different gardening projects.

Do cucumbers grow underground?

No, cucumbers don’t grow underground.

Instead, the full cucumber plant grows above the surface and you will also harvest cucumber crops above the ground instead of below the soil surface as with other plants like potatoes or radishes.

Do cucumbers grow in the wild?

While there are some wild cucumber species you could pick, I don’t recommend you do so since you might pick toxic ones if you don’t know what you are doing.

Instead, just get some nice seeds from your local garden center and grow your own cucumbers at home to be on the safe side.

What is the best orientation for growing cucumbers?

The best orientation for growing cucumbers is south or west since your cucumber plants will just get the most sun from those orientations.

However, it would still be possible to grow cucumbers with east orientation so that they get some morning sun.

I would recommend you avoid north orientation for growing cucumbers since they will not get sufficient hours of sun and will therefore also not grow as well and also your yields may be lower.

Can cucumber plants grow with indirect sunlight?

You can also grow cucumbers with indirect sunlight. You will naturally do so by growing cucumbers indoors or if you use a greenhouse.

However, don’t expect your cucumber plants as well as if you have provided them with direct sunlight.

Indirect sun may be sufficient for growing cucumbers to a certain extent.

Yet, direct sunlight will do a much better job when it comes to providing as natural growth conditions as possible.

Can you grow cucumbers outdoors?

You can also grow cucumbers outdoors from seed to harvest. However, this greatly depends on where you live.

If you live in a warm climatic zone with no frost in winter, you may be able to grow cucumbers outdoors all year long.

However, if you live in moderate or cool climatic zones, you can only grow cucumbers outdoors in spring and summer when you don’t expect freeze anymore.

When to grow cucumbers from seed?

In most moderate climatic zones, you should start growing cucumbers between February and March if you want to grow cucumber seedlings indoors and transplant them outdoors later in the year.

If you want to directly start outdoors, you should wait until late April or May when you don’t expect frost anymore so that you will be on the safe side in this regard.

Where do cucumbers grow best?

Cucumbers grow best in sunny environments with a little bit of shade in a location where they have enough space and don’t have to compete for nutrients and sun with other plants.

Hence, make sure that you provide enough space for all of your plants so that they get enough nutrients and can grow in a proper manner.

Where to grow cucumbers in pots?

If you want to grow cucumbers in pots, you can either grow them indoors or outdoors.

Due to various reasons mentioned before, I am a big fan of growing cucumbers outdoors since you can just provide much more natural growing conditions.

If you want to grow cucumbers in pots outside, just make sure that you choose a sunny spot that is also protected against heavy winds or hail.

For instance, a good spot to put your cucumber pots would be on your porch.

Where to grow cucumbers indoors?

If you really want to grow cucumbers indoor due to your own reasons, I recommend you choose a sunny spot so that your cucumbers get sufficient sunlight and can grow in a decent manner.

However, you should still not expect the same results as if you have grown cucumbers outside since growing conditions will just not be as natural.

Can you grow cucumbers in water?

Growing cucumbers in pure water without any soil is almost impossible since your plants will just not get sufficient nutrients. Sure, you could use excessive amounts of fertilizer to mitigate this issue.

Yet, most cucumber species would still not grow well in such an environment and growing cucumbers in pure water is certainly not for beginners but rather for experienced gardeners who know what they are doing.

Can you grow cucumbers with LED lights?

If you grow cucumbers indoors, you may also support your plants by turning on led lights.

This may be beneficial for the overall growth behavior, especially in case you choose a rather shady spot to grow your cucumbers and want to give them some more light exposure.

However, this will still not fully compensate for the lack of natural sunlight and also your energy bill may increase significantly.

Thus, in my opinion, it is just not a good idea to grow cucumbers with led lights for an extended period of time.

Can you grow cucumbers in dark rooms?

You should also not grow cucumbers in dark rooms since they just don’t get enough sunlight and will therefore not grow well at all.

Also your plants will be more vulnerable to diseases and your overall results will be quite poor.

Can you grow cucumbers in bags?

While it may sound weird, you can also grow cucumbers in bags.

Similar to growing them in buckets, you just have to make some small holes at the bottom of the bag so that excess water can flow off and you can just fill it with potting soil.

After that, you can grow cucumbers in a decent manner in your bag if you don’t have a pot at home and also don’t want to buy one for your own reasons.

Can you grow cucumbers in hanging baskets?

It is also possible to grow cucumbers in hanging baskets.

However, make sure that you pick a cucumber variety that doesn’t produce big fruits since your cucumber plants would be excessively stressed from the weight otherwise.

Soil Requirements

Can you reuse soil for growing cucumbers the next year?

You can also reuse soil from past years for future cucumber growing projects.

Just make sure that you add some additional fertilizer to it to provide all the necessary nutrients to your cucumber plants.

Do cucumbers grow well in waterlogged soil?

No, cucumbers don’t like waterlogged soil and you should therefore make sure that excess water can run off properly so that the roots of your cucumber plants don’t start to rot.

Do cucumbers grow in acidic, neutral or alkaline soil?

Cucumbers grow best in slightly acidic to neutral soil.

However, most cucumber varieties are pretty tolerant when it comes to soil pH and as long as you rely on potting soil from the store, you will be good to go.

Will cucumbers grow in sandy soil?

While it is possible to grow cucumbers in sandy soil, I still recommend you just use conventional potting soil from the store since cucumbers usually don’t grow as well in sandy soil as in normal potting soil.

Will cucumbers grow in clay soil?

Clay soil is not the best medium to grow cucumbers in since it is just not loose enough and waterlogging can become a serious problem.

Hence, just rely on normal potting soil instead and you will be good to go.

Will cucumbers grow in compost?

Instead of potting soil, you could also just use compost from your garden to grow cucumbers.

This compost will be rich in nutrients and therefore the optimum medium to grow your cucumbers.

You can also just mix your compost with potting soil from the store and can provide a decent growing environment for cucumbers.

Plant Care

Do cucumbers need a lot of water?

Cucumbers need plenty of water to grow well.

However, too much of it will often do more harm than good and this means that you will have to balance your watering behavior.

It also depends on the region you live in.

If you live in a region where rain is quite common, you will not have to water your plants that much.

However, if you live in hot and dry climatic zones, chances are that you will have to spend lots of water on your plants to keep them alive.

Do you have to water cucumbers on a regular basis?

Yes, you should definitely make a watering schedule and stick to it so that your cucumbers will grow in a decent manner.

However, you should also factor in outside conditions if you grow cucumbers in your garden.

For instance, if it rains a lot, you can skip your watering schedule for a certain period of time and come back to it in the future.

What to tie cucumber plants with?

You can just use some cord and tie your cucumbers on sticks.

Just put one stick for each cucumber plant into the ground and tie your plants to those sticks.

You can just make one additional tie for every 3 inches in height and your cucumber plants will become quite stable due to that.

When to stake cucumbers?

You should wait with staking your cucumber plants until they reach a certain size.

I personally wait until they reach a minimum height of one foot before I make any efforts in this regard.

It just doesn’t make sense to stake small cucumber seedlings since they will be stable enough and not that vulnerable to wind in general.

What to do when cucumber plants turn yellow?

There are usually two main causes for cucumber plants to turn yellow. It either has to do with your watering behavior or with a lack of nutrients.

Hence, make sure that you adjust your watering behavior if the soil is either too dry or too wet and also provide some additional fertilizer to your plants and see what happens. Most of the time, this should solve the problem.

How to protect cucumbers against wind?

As mentioned before, you can just stake your cucumbers and they will be protected against wind in a proper manner.

Additionally, you can also choose a spot where your cucumbers will be protected from wind.

This could be on your porch or also inside your home.

How to protect cucumbers against heavy rain?

To protect your cucumber plants against heavy rain, you can just use an umbrella and put it near your plants.

However, please note that this measure should only be taken to protect small cucumber seedlings.

If your cucumber plants are already big, there should be no need to protect them against rain since they should be resistant enough anyway.

How to protect cucumbers against hail?

To protect your cucumber plants against hail, you can do so by also placing an umbrella near your plants.

However, please note that your umbrella may get damaged from hail and you should make sure that this is worth it to you.

If you grow cucumbers in pots, you could also just move those pots to your porch and protect them.

Should you pinch out cucumber plants?

While some gardeners recommend pinching out cucumber plants, I personally don’t pinch them at all.

In my opinion, there is just no need for it and I have got the best results by just letting them grow and let nature do its work.

Where to pinch cucumbers?

If you are a fan of pinching out your cucumbers, you should do so outdoors to avoid any mess inside your four walls.

You can also reuse the pinched plant material to make compost out of it which can serve as natural fertilizer in the future.

Can you grow cucumbers without fertilizer?

It is definitely possible to grow cucumbers without using fertilizer.

However, this greatly depends on the soil you provide for your plants.

If the soil is already rich in nutrients and you also provide enough space for each plant, there will be no need to use additional fertilizer.

Yet, if you grow cucumbers in small pots, you will need to fertilize them since they will just not produce decent yields otherwise.

Should you cover your cucumbers to protect them against frost?

There is simply no good way to protect cucumbers against frost other than using a greenhouse outdoors.

Hence, instead of covering your cucumber plants and altering the lighting due to that, I recommend you wait with transplanting your cucumber plants outdoors until you don’t expect frost anymore so that there will be no need to cover your plants at all.

Pests & Diseases

Can you grow cucumbers without using pesticides?

You can grow cucumbers without the use of pesticides.

However, whether you will need to use pesticides or not greatly depends on your individual case and also on your knowledge about gardening in general.

Hence, while beginners may need to use pesticides, experienced gardeners may find ways to avoid using those unpleasant helpers.

Should you use natural or chemical pesticides for growing cucumbers?

If you want to use pesticides for your cucumber plants, at least make sure that those pesticides are natural so that you can minimize the adverse effects on our environment.

If you use natural pesticides instead of chemical ones, also your crops will be more organic and healthier for your body and your brain in the long run.

What are the most common cucumber pests?

Beetles and bugs are the most common pests you will have to deal with when growing cucumbers.

However, aphids and many other pests can become a problem as well.

How to protect cucumbers against pests?

If you want to get more information on how to get rid of various pests, make sure to have a look at how to get rid of cucumber pests and diseases and also on my pest prevention guides.

Growing Difficulty

Are cucumbers good plants to grow for children?

Cucumbers are great plants when it comes to growing them with children.

Cucumbers are not that difficult to grow and still need some care to grow in an optimal manner.

This means that your kids have to put in some work and will appreciate their food much more in general.

Moreover, growing cucumbers and other vegetables with your kids can be great since it can strengthen your family bonds and gives you a nice opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones.

Are cucumbers good plants for a school project?

Growing cucumbers can also be a great school project.

School kids will learn a lot about natural processes and you can also show them how important it is to protect our environment so that everyone of us gets enough food in the future.

By doing so, you can raise awareness of those children on those issues and those kids will be more likely to behave eco-friendly once they turn into grownups as well.

Is growing cucumbers difficult?

As mentioned before, growing cucumbers is not that difficult if you know what you are doing.

However, if you are still a beginner, I highly recommend you study this article with great care to get the most out of it and to make your cucumber growing project as efficient as possible.

Harvest

What color do ripe cucumbers have?

While most cucumbers will have a deep green color when they are ripe to harvest, there are also some exotic cucumber varieties that turn yellow or reach even more exotic colors.

Hence, the color your cucumbers will have at harvesting time may vary depending on your individual cucumber variety you want to grow.

Can you dry cucumber seeds?

While it is possible to dry cucumber seeds and to use them for the next season, I am personally a fan of using fresh seeds instead since the germination rate will just be higher on average.

Can cucumbers get overripe?

Like all other plants, also cucumbers can get overripe.

Hence, make sure to harvest them in time to avoid losing vitamins and flavor.

What parts of a cucumber plant can you eat?

You can eat the crops of your cucumber plants.

While it is also possible to eat the leaves of cucumbers, you can also just dispose of the plant material and use it for composting purposes instead.

Toxicity

Are cucumber leaves edible?

As mentioned before, cucumber leaves are not toxic for humans and you could eat them. In fact, many people make salads out of cucumber leaves.

However, whether you want to use cucumber leaves for cooking purposes depends on your individual taste and I therefore recommend you just try it one time and see if you like it or not.

Are cucumber plants toxic for pets?

Cucumber leaves are neither toxic to dogs nor cats according to latest studies.

However, it is unclear whether cucumber leaves are toxic to more exotic pets and you should therefore be careful what you feed to your pets and you may also keep them away due to potential risks from your cucumber plants.

Additional Questions

Is growing cucumbers expensive?

Growing cucumbers is not expensive at all. In fact, you can almost grow them for free if you have a garden since you will not need pots.

You will not even need to buy cucumber seeds since you can just get them out of a cucumber you got from the store for your salad.

Is growing cucumbers fun?

I personally really like growing cucumbers and other plants since I love seeing things grow and the progress that my plants make in a rather short period of time.

In fact, gardening has become a quite nice hobby of mine and it can also greatly help me reduce stress.

Do cucumbers grow on trees?

No, cucumbers grow on normal plants as you know from the garden center.

In fact, I have never heard of a single cucumber variety that would grow on trees.

Do cucumbers grow from flowers?

Yes, cucumbers grow from flowers and if you don’t see any flowers on your plants when the time has come, you should also not expect to get any cucumbers later in the year.

How many cucumber plants should you grow per pot?

You should never grow more than one cucumber plant per pot since your plants would just compete for nutrients and sunlight with each other and the overall results would be quite poor.

Instead, make sure that you only plant a single cucumber per pot and you will get the best results.

Which animals eat cucumber plants?

You should be aware that slugs or insects may try to feed on your cucumber plants.

Hence, make sure to install a slug fence and to take additional measures to protect your cucumbers as best as possible.

Will your pets eat your cucumbers?

If you are not careful, also your pets may try to feed on your cucumber plants.

Especially if you have rabbits at home, you should take some protective measures in this regard, not only for your cucumbers but also for various other growing projects you might have since rabbits often try to feed on various plants they can reach.

Why cucumbers grow small?

The most common reasons for why your cucumbers will grow small is that you don’t provide enough space or sunlight for them.

Pests may be an additional factor in this regard.

Hence, if your cucumbers grow small, make sure to give them enough space, sunlight and fertilizer the next year and see if your results get better.

What to grow with cucumbers?

To get more information on what to grow with cucumbers, make sure to check out my article that shows you the best cucumber companion plants.

Can you grow cucumbers from cucumbers?

In theory, you could just grow cucumbers by placing a whole cucumber in the soil.

You just have to wait for a few weeks until you will see the first seedlings reaching the soil surface.

However, this would be a waste of food and you should therefore only use the seeds of your cucumber for growing purposes.

Can you grow cucumbers from cucumber slices?

You could also just grow cucumbers from a cucumber slice as long as some seeds are contained in this slice.

Without any seeds, you would just not be able to grow cucumbers.

Can you grow cucumbers without seeds?

While most people grow cucumbers from seeds, you could also grow them from seedlings from the store or you could also use cucumber cuttings.

However, for the production of cuttings, you would still need at least one cucumber plant in the first place and this means that you will just need some seeds to start with which you can get from your local garden center or from cucumbers you bought from the store.

Do you have to pollinate cucumbers?

While it is not necessary to pollinate cucumbers if you grow them outdoors since insects can do the job for you, you should pollinate cucumbers indoors since there will just not be enough insects and wind present inside your four walls.

How to grow big cucumbers?

To grow really big cucumbers, you have to make sure that growing conditions are perfect.

This means that you have to provide a sunny spot to your cucumber plants and that you also offer them the optimal soil mix as well as a lot of space so that they don’t have to compete for sunlight or nutrients.

Can you grow cucumbers commercially?

While some people are able to grow cucumbers commercially, most people fail by trying and you should therefore just grow cucumbers as a hobby rather than treating it as a serious business.

Can you grow cucumbers from fresh seeds?

Yes, it is definitely possible to grow cucumbers from fresh seeds.

In fact, I really like growing cucumbers from fresh seeds since the germination rate is often quite good.

Can you grow cucumbers from dried seeds?

You can also just grow cucumbers from dried seeds.

However, make sure that you store those seeds in a proper location to avoid any damage to the quality of those seeds.

Otherwise, germination rates will be quite poor.

Can you grow cucumbers from rotten fruits?

While you could grow cucumbers from rotten cucumbers in theory, I still don’t recommend it since it is just not hygienic at all and you should rather invest some money and get quality seeds instead.

Can you grow cucumbers from cuttings?

If you have already a cucumber plant at home, you could also just get some cuttings from it and multiply your yields.

However, getting nice cuttings that work is not as easy as it sounds and you may have to try it multiple times until it finally works.

Should you use a cucumber growing kit to grow cucumbers?

You could also just grow cucumbers by using a growing kit.

However, those kits are often pretty costly and I therefore recommend you just get some seeds from the garden center and go for it.

Should you talk to your cucumbers?

While some studies suggested that talking to cucumbers may actually improve their growth behavior, those studies are quite controversial and I would not believe in it as much.

You should rather focus on providing the best growth conditions for your plants and the rest will come naturally without the need of talking to your plants.

Should you plant cucumbers at half moon or full moon?

You also don’t have to care about the moon phase when it comes to growing cucumbers.

Just do what’s best for your schedule and you will be perfectly fine in this regard.

I hope you found answers to the questions you were looking for.

If you want to learn more about growing cucumbers in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow cucumbers from seed to harvest step-by-step.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucumber

Own research and experience

About the Author

My name is Andreas and I’m really passionate about our environment and also about growing plants. In fact, I have grown several different plants over many years. I love to see my plants grow and also always try new things to improve my overall conditions at home.

In my blog posts, I want to share my experiences with you so that you can become successful in growing various different plants and improving your home as well, even though you might still be a beginner right now.

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