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Cucumber Cucumis sativus

How to sow cucumber: Direct seed outdoors in groups of 2-3, 1/2" deep. Thin to 1 plant.

Sun requirement for cucumber: Plant in Full Sun

Cucumber has been planted 79 times by Growstuff members.

Cucumbers are the fruit of a creeping vine. They are generally oblong and have a high water content. Their edible skin is often green but can also be yellow, white, or striped. The vine can be left to spread along the ground, or it can be trained to a trellis. The vine's large leaves hide the cucumbers and shade them. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

19 weeks

First harvest expected

12 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

26 weeks after planting

Height

20cm

Spread

90cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

collard greens buttercrunch lettuce Savoy cabbage striped cavern tomato buttercrunch lettuce

Photos

Cucumber crops

Cucumber plantings

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Cucumber harvests

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Cucumber seeds

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

lemon cucumber

lemon cucumber

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Crop Map

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What people are saying about cucumbers

How to save seeds

by shiny,

[Bean](crop)s, [pea](crop)s and [corn](crop): remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store. [Pumpkin](crop)s and [melon](crop)s: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage. [Lettuce](crop), [celery...

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

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](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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cucumber.. no wait... muskmelon...

by oakandsage,

So I completely don't have the time/energy to keep my crop list up to date, but this year I planted cucumbers. Or I thought I planted cucumbers. It turns out they are armenian [cucumber](crop)s which are actually a particularly cucumbery variety of muskmelon. Many people like them but I am slight...

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Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer

by Skud,

I'm in Thornbury, in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Our landlords won't let us replace the lawn with a veg garden, so we can only plant in containers. I'm on my usual spring quest for largish containers, 30cm diameter and above. We especially love the old-style rectangul...

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Seeking advice on fledgling plant & bushy thyme plant

by ribbonknight,

The first plant is a [cucumber](crop), Mexican sour [gherkin](crop), which I've grown from seed. Firstly, yay, the things I grew from seed this year have been way more successful than last year! The cucumber looks like this: ![alt text](http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo177/tikalee19/2013...

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First strawberry!

by neotoma,

I had the first tiny strawberry of the season today! I'm looking forward to many more. Also, I transplanted a lot of seedlings into the community garden today: 2 [cucumber](crop)s, 3 [green bean](crop)s, 2 tongue-of-fire beans, an ornamental [sweet potato](crop), and an [artichoke](crop). I...

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