Growing Cucumbers Can Be Easy

By: Jennifer Davidson, UGA Cooperative Extension

You might consider growing your cucumbers out of the garden in barrels, wooden tubs, old boxes or any stable container you have lying around. Just make sure you have a rich soil mixture, preferably equal parts of sandy loam and rotted manure.

If you’re cramped for garden space, you can train cucumbers to run up wires, trellises, chicken wire or whatever. Just remember to clip the vines as they overlap the top of the device.

Remember cucumbers need lots of water – enough to keep the roots constantly moist during the growing season. Build a small levee around hills or plantings. This acts as a reservoir to hold water until it saturates the ground around roots.  There are many variations for irrigation. However you decide to arrange your watering setup, make certain that the fruit does not have prolonged contact with wet ground.

For best results, apply a liquid fertilizer after the plants are established and before they reach the fruit stage. Cultivate very lightly and maintain a fine mulch of 2″-3″ to eliminate weeds.  Depending on the variety- get ready to make your harvest soon!

For more information on growing one of the South’s favorite summer veggie, visit UGA Extension’s website at http://www.columbusga.org/cooperative_extension/coop_ext.htm

Click on the publications tab and search via keyword—So go get gardening!

Jennifer 

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