Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Cucumbers are a type of edible plant that belongs to the gourd family. They are typically eaten raw in salads, sandwiches, or on their own. Cucumbers are known for their crisp texture and mild, refreshing flavor.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil rich in organic matter
- Water: Regular watering, keeping the soil consistently moist
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 50
Planting Instructions: Sow cucumber seeds directly in the ground in full sun. Plant them 1 inch deep and about 2 feet apart in rows that are 6 feet apart. Cucumbers can also be grown on trellises to save space.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest cucumbers when they are about 6 to 8 inches long. Regular harvesting encourages more fruit production. Use a sharp knife or pruners to cut cucumbers from the vine.