Cucumber Marketmore Organic 3 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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The cucumber is one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow at home. Not only do they grow quickly, but they attract lots of pollinators into your space. The thick green shoots produce small yellow flowers that quickly develop into the full-sized cucumbers with a thick, deep green skin. This easy to grow and abundant plant would be a great choice for someone who wants to add great flavour to their salads.
How to grow cucumbers at home
Cucumber plants thrive on warmth and water, you should plan your young plants outside once the first frosts have subsided. Pant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. If you have a vining cucumber you will need to support the plant with a stake or trellis. Water well to keep the soil moist, and feed once a month with a well-balanced liquid feed. After a month, much the base of the plant to maintain the soil moisture and deter pests.
How to harvest cucumbers
Cucumber plants will produce more and better quality the fruit the more you harvest it. A cucumber is ready to be harvested once the skin is a dark green and firm. If a vegetable has become yellow and puffy, do not harvest it throw it away. Harvest your cucumbers just before you need them and simply cut it off the stem with a pair of garden shears.
How to get better tasting cucumbers
A popular tip for growing cucumbers is to plant them near sunflowers. These two plants help each other grow and will improve the taste of your harvest
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