An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive consistent watering and warmth. Don’t let cucumbers get too large before you pick or they will taste bitter! See how to grow and harvest cucumbers.
There are two types of cucumber plants: vining cucumbers and bush cucumbers.
Make successive plantings (every two weeks for continued harvests). In already-warm soil, cucumbers will grow quickly and ripen in about six weeks!
If you’re interested in making pickles, we recommend several prolific varieties below that are bred especially for pickling, such as heirloom ‘Boston Pickling’. For crispy pickles, be sure to prepare them within a few hours of harvesting!
|Botanical Name||Cucumis sativus|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil pH||Slightly Acidic to Neutral|
|Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|