The 9 Best Pickling Cucumber Varieties in 2024

Best Pickling Cucumber Varieties

Growing your own cucumbers is very satisfying. Unfortunately, I get lots of cucumbers and can’t eat them all fresh. Canning the cucumbers into pickles is a good way to preserve them for later use. Here is a guide to the best cucumber varieties to grow for making pickles. Some of them also make good eating when … Read more

The 8 Best Slicing Cucumbers in 2024

slicing cucumbers

When it comes time to select cucumbers for your garden, you’ll have hundreds of varieties to choose from. Where do you start? How do you pick? One way to narrow your options is by deciding what type of cucumber you’d like to grow. Do you want a short and squat pickler, a thin-skinned English type, … Read more

The 9 Best Climbing (Vine) Cucumber Varieties in 2024

Climbing (Vine) Cucumber Varieties

Cucumber vines can be trained to grow up trellises, down from balconies, and in hanging baskets to save space and keep the fruit clean. They can also be allowed to sprawl on the ground if you have lots of room. In any case, you may wonder what the best vining cucumbers are to grow.  Vine … Read more

The 9 Best Bush Cucumber Varieties in 2024

bush cucumber varieties

Cucumbers are a popular fruit to grow in the home garden. However, they take up a lot of space in the garden or have to be trellised to keep them healthy. If you do not have a lot of space or don’t want to mess with a trellis, a bush cucumber might be for you. … Read more

The 7 Best Tasting Cucumbers in 2024

best tasting cucumbers

There seem to be two types of people: those who think cucumbers just taste like crunchy water and those who know these vegetables can be packed with flavor. No matter what camp you fall into, finding the best tasting cucumbers can change your opinion of these summertime treats. We’re pushing aside the bland, watery, and … Read more

Why Are My Cucumber Plants Wilting And Dying?

why are my cucumber plants wilting and dying?

Cucumbers are grown by a lot of people. Unfortunately, cucumbers are plagued with a variety of problems. This guide will give you the most common reasons for your plants to wilt and die.  When Will Wilting and Dying Happen? Cucumbers are most vulnerable to wilting and dying when they are seedlings. They do not have … Read more

What Are Burpless Cucumbers – How Can You Grow and Harvest Them?

Growing burpless cucumbers

Cucumbers can cause people to burp, which is embarrassing. However, breeders have created cucumbers that cause fewer burps, called burpless cucumbers. Here is everything you need to know to grow burpless cucumbers.  Quick Growing Guide for the Burpless Cucumber Plant Type Annual  Resistant to Varies by variety  USDA Hardiness Zone 2a-11b  Maintenance Moderate  Season Late … Read more

What Are Kirby Cucumbers – How Can You Grow and Harvest Them?

Kirby Cucumbers

Next to tomatoes, cucumbers are the most common vegetable grown in home gardens. There are many varieties of cucumbers. ‘Kirby cucumber’ is a general term for pickling cucumbers.  Quick Growing Guide for the Kirby Cucumber Plant Type   Annual  Resistant to   Varies by variety  USDA Hardiness Zone   2a-11b  Maintenance   Moderate  Season   Late spring through frost  Soil … Read more

How and When to Harvest Cucumbers?

when to harvest cucumbers?

Cucumbers are one of the most popular things to grow in the home garden.  They are very good for you when harvested and stored properly.  Why Should We Harvest Cucumbers Properly? Cucumbers are harvested when immature.  It can be a bit tricky to determine when to harvest them.  However, you need to learn for three … Read more

The 10 Best Cucumber Companion Plants

Cucumber companion plants

Whether you want to try your hand at making pickles or are looking for a refreshing snack to help you beat summer’s heat, cucumbers are the answer. And it’s hard to beat a homegrown cucumber. One way to grow healthy cucumber plants at home is by practicing companion planting. This involves designing your garden in … Read more

Growing Cucumbers in a Pot – How Do I Grow Cucumbers in a Pot?

how to grow cucumbers in a pot?

You can grow cucumbers even if you do not have a lot of land. Cucumbers can be grown in containers with a little care. This guide tells you how to do that.  Types of Cucumbers to Grow in a Pot Cucumbers can be either pickling cucumbers or slicing cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers have bumpy skin. They produce … Read more

14 Cucumber Pests – How to Identify and Prevent Them

cucumber pests

Cucumbers have been grown as food for millennia – more than 3,000 years according to cave excavations. They have persisted as popular vegetables and are a favorite of backyard gardeners. Cucumbers were one of the top five garden vegetables in the US as of 2014 according to David Trinklein of the University of Missouri. Unfortunately, … Read more

Cucumber Plant Light Requirements – Sunlight and Artificial Lights

Cucumber Light Requirements

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Sometimes it is hard to know how much sun a cucumber plant needs.   How Much Light Do Cucumber Plants Need? The amount of light differs inside and outside.  Outside – Cucumber Sun Requirements Cucumbers need at least six hours of sun and will grow much better with … Read more

How Many Cucumbers Per Plant? – Depending on the Varieties

how many cucumbers per plant?

Cucumbers are very tasty and nutritious. Many people grow them in their garden or in containers. You may wonder how many plants you will need to plant to have enough cucumbers.  How Many Cucumbers Does One Plant Produce? Each cucumber vine is a little different, but the average slicing cucumber has ten to fifteen cucumbers … Read more

Watering Cucumber Plants – How to Water a Cucumber Plant?

watering cucumber plant

Cucumber plants are very thirsty plants. Therefore, proper watering is crucial to getting lots of tasty cucumbers.  How Often Do I Water Cucumber Plants? Cucumber plants growing in the ground should be watered once or twice a week. Cucumber plants in containers should be watered several times a week to keep the soil evenly moist. … Read more

Cucumber Plant Spacing – How Far Apart to Plant Cucumbers?

cucumber plant spacing

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. Start your cucumbers off right by spacing the vines far enough apart. How far apart to plant cucumbers? If you choose not to use a trellis, it’s recommended to plant your cucumber vines three feet apart. For bush-type vines, leave three feet between rows, while for vining cucumbers, … Read more

Cucumber Plant Stages – The Growing Stages of a Cucumber

Cucumber plant stages

Cucumbers are a popular warm-season vegetable to grow. Cucumber plants go through different stages when growing. Each stage needs slightly different amounts of water and fertilizer to grow optimally. This guide will discuss the stages of a cucumber plant and what care the plant needs at each stage.  Cucumber Plant Stages Here are the seven … Read more

Overwatered Cucumber Plant – What Happens and How to Fix It?

overwatered cucumber plant

Cucumbers are easy to grow. Sometimes, though, people give their cucumber plants so much love that they make them sick. This guide discusses what happens when a cucumber plant is overwatered.  Can You Overwater A Cucumber Plant? Yes, you can overwater a cucumber plant. Cucumbers need 1-2 inches of water a week. Providing more water … Read more

Why Are My Cucumbers Yellow? (Causes and Prevention)

why are my cucumbers yellow?

Cucumbers are a popular vegetable to grow. They taste great and are good for you. Every once in a while, however, cucumbers have problems while growing. This guide will explain why your cucumber is yellow and what to do about it.  Why Are My Cucumbers Yellow? Yellow cucumbers happen for five possible reasons. What Do … Read more

5 Best Cucumber Fertilizers in 2024

best cucumber fertilizer

Cucumbers are good for you and easy to grow. Every vegetable garden should have a cucumber vine or two. If you are growing cucumbers in your garden, you may wonder, What is the best cucumber fertilizer? I have found cucumber fertilizers change depending on soil type and the growing stage the cucumber is in. Finding … Read more