How To Grow Cucumbers

In the spirit of World Cucumber Day on June 14,  Tanya is going to show you how to grow these versatile vegetables successfully! If you follow these step-by-step instructions, hopefully, there will be some fresh cucumbers in your garden this spring to use in your favourite Hendrick’s gin cocktail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Place either seedling mix or coconut husk in a small terracotta pot – anything from 12cm diameter upwards is perfect. Don’t fill the pot all the way to the top, leave a space of about 1-2 cm from the rim of the pot.
Gently firm down the planting medium with your fingers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Now take about 7 seeds and space them evenly over the surface of the medium. Cover the seeds with a layer of 1cm of medium, place the pot in an area that gets loads of good light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Now give them a good watering. Watering will need to be done daily until they germinate, after germination the watering can be cut back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
When your little guys have reached a height of a 5 – 7cm and produced leaves, you can successfully transplant them out into your garden in full sun.

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