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Cucumber care instructions

Cucumis sativus

All care instructions and information about Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Cucumber annual or perennial?
Annual
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Cucumber?
Moderate 3/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Cucumber grow into?
Vine
Hardiness How frost hardy is Cucumber?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Cucumber come from?
India
Mature Height How tall does Cucumber grow?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
Mature Spread How wide does Cucumber grow?
2.40 metres / 7.80 feet
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Cucumber grow best in?
Zone 3 to Zone 14
pH Range The level of acidity for Cucumber.
5.5 - 6.8
Water Requirements How much water does Cucumber require?
High
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Cucumber need?
Medium
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Cucumber in?
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Sun How much sunlight does Cucumber need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Cucumber be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Cucumber?
1.2 cm / 0.47 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Cucumber?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Cucumber?
50.0 cm / 1.62 feet
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Cucumber need in order to germinate?
16°C / 61°F to 41°C / 106°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Cucumber in?
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Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Cucumber seedlings.
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Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Cucumber seedlings.
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Bloom Time When will Cucumber bloom?
Late Spring
Harvest Time When is Cucumber ready for harvest?
Mid Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Cucumber?
Mid Summer