There's nothing like biting into a crisp, fresh cucumber. Read this story if you're like us, who hate sloppy, yellow cucumbers.
Cucumber plants will be only as good as what you feed them. They're heavy feeders, so use a seed packet fertilizer specifically formulated for them.
Use moist soil rich in organic matter to prevent nutrient deficiency and harvest big, mature fruits.
Provide air circulation to prevent the abortion of female flowers and many fungal diseases like powdery mildew.
Cucumber fruits can easily bruise and scratch. The best way is to cover them with plastic bags.
Know the right time to harvest your cucumber variety to prevent overripe cucumbers. If you missed one or two, use them in dips or sauces!
Some varieties, like the lemon cucumber, are naturally yellow, so don't panic if you don't see
any soft spots.
Photo Credits: West Coast Seeds
Practice crop rotation to prevent viral diseases like the cucumber mosaic virus and confuse insect pests like the cucumber beetle.
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