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cucumber Cucumis sativus

Cucumber has been planted 67 times by Growstuff members.


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

Median lifespan

98 days

First harvest expected

81 days after planting

Last harvest expected

139 days after planting


cucumber plantings

Trellised Cucumber 13 July 2013
Baby cucumber 13 July 2013

cucumber harvests


cucumber seeds


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How to save seeds

Beans, peas and corn: remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store.

Pumpkins and melons: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage.

Lettuce, celery, parsnip, rocket, carrots, leeks, onions and radicchio: allow plants to set seed (tall stems of flowers will eventually appear), pick once the seed heads are brown and crisp sounding. Hang upside down in plastic bags for a week or so, rustle the remaining seeds out of the stems and store.

Cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, chillies and capsicums: scoop out flesh and wash through a sieve. Lay the seeds on a paper towel and place somewhere warm and dry for a week or two before storing. Be careful with chilli seeds as they can sting, so avoid touching your eyes after touching the seeds. Once completely dry, cut the paper towel into small pieces and store seeds on the towel in an envelope.

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.

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    Grown for: fruit (27)

    Plant from: seed (25), seedling (19), (2), advanced plant (1)

    Plant in: sun (51), semi-shade (13), (3)

    Scientific names

    • Cucumis sativus

    Alternate names

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