Cucumbers

What’s better than enjoying delicious cucumbers? Growing your own! Enjoy our tips, tricks and information on how to harvest an excellent crop of cucumbers.

how long do cucumbers take to grow
Cucumbers
Claire Jacobs

How Long do Cucumbers Take to Grow?

When planting from seeds, it takes 50-70 days before a cucumber plant produces fruit that is ready for picking. Germination of the seeds takes 3-10 days and after flowering, the cucumber is ripe in about 10 days. Understanding the cucumber plant stages will help you better understand its growth timeline,

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why are my cucumbers bitter
Cucumbers
Claire Jacobs

Why Are My Cucumbers Bitter? [Poor Growing Conditions?]

Bitter tasting cucumbers can be caused by infavorable growing conditions such as not enough sunlight, inconsistent water levels, too high temperatures or insufficient soil nutrients. The bitterness comes from the compound cucurbitacin entering the cucumber fruit. The last thing you want to discover at the end of the cucumber growing

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why are there yellow spots on cucumber leaves
Cucumbers
Claire Jacobs

Why Are There Yellow Spots on Cucumber Leaves?

Yellow spots on cucumber leaves can be a sign of plant disease but it can also indicate less than ideal growing conditions. Find out the cause of yellowing leaves and treat accordingly. Cucumber plants should be a bright medium to dark green throughout their growing season. The only thing you

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how to plant cucumber seeds
Cucumbers
Claire Jacobs