Posts Tagged ‘Cucumbers’

Growing Cucumber

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender November 6, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 3 Comments
cucumber seedling

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a very popular vegetable, originates from India where it is cultivated for more than 3000 years. Many gardeners don’t grow this tasty veg, but if you can grow tomatoes, you can succeed with cucumbers too. They are delicious in summer salads and sandwiches and if you are a fan of juicing you must try lemon cucumber. The right variety As always growing starts with choosing the right variety for your growing conditions, and with cucumbers it is especially true. Greenhouse cucumbers don’t grow well outside at all in most summers as they need lots of heat and humidity to grow successfully. Most F1 hybrid varieties are suitable for indoor growing only. These cucumbers produce all female flowers, where pollination is not necessary to produce the frui

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Problems with Squashes and Pumpkins.


      There seems to be a lot of questions arising from problems with Squashes and Pumpkins this season.  The Cucubit family which includes Squashes, Pumpkins, Melons, Cucumbers and Courgettes seem to be causing many folks trouble. Many have told of poor germination or not germinating at all. This sowing season has been cold and wet. Even indoors the nights and some days have been much cooler and damper than usual, this is often the cause of poor germination. Cucubits in particular hate been cold and wet. They originate mainly from South and Central America, this tells you they like it warm. They do like lots of water when it's warm and they are growing strongly in the garden, but not as seedlings, wet will kill them. Cool damp conditions cause seeds to rot bef

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