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cucumber Cucumis sativus


cucumber is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)

Median lifespan of cucumber plants is 89 days

First harvest expected 81 days after planting

Last harvest expected 139 days after planting

Photos of cucumber harvests

Photos of cucumber plants

Cucumber has been planted 65 times by Growstuff members.

Sunniness Chart

Crop Map

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What people are saying about cucumbers

Getting ready for spring!

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds:

garden plan


Beets are fast enough (only 2 months) that I figure I can safely interplant them with the squashes.

I also picked up some chamomile seeds yesterday. I like chamomile tea, and it'll help attract pollinators. I have what I intend to be a food forest further back in my yard, past the raised beds, and I think it can go in there, around the berry bushes I intend to plant this spring.

How to grow cucumbers

Grown for: fruit (11)

Plant from: seed (23), seedling (19), (2), advanced plant (1)

Plant in: sun (49), semi-shade (13), (3)

Scientific names

  • Cucumis sativus

Alternate names

None known.

Cucumber varieties

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