5 Hacks for Cucumber Growers
Simple steps for better cucumbers
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Choose a sunny and fertile site with well-drained soil and disease-resistant varieties. It is better to use quality well-drained Soil Mixture than heavy garden soil, as garden soil doesn’t work well for growing cucumbers and may contain diseases.
For an earlier harvest and to reduce the threat of insect damage to seedlings, start a few plants indoors in individual pots (or trays with separate compartments) about a month before your last spring frost date.
Cucumber plants are extremely susceptible to frost. They like soil temperature that are at least 70 F and also prefer a soil pH from 6 to 7.6. Sow seeds in the garden only after danger of frost has passed and you are sure the soil will remain reliably warm.
The best way for gardeners to control insects, especially the destructive cucumber beetle involve strategies to disrupt the insect's life cycle and habits. These include covering young plants with lightweight row covers until they begin flowering and crop rotation.
Provide support to cucumber plants using trellis teepees as hanging cucumbers are safe from soil borne pests and tends to be green.