Gardening: Growing Cucumbers

By Organic Garden Info on August 04, 2010

Aug 3, Growing Cucumbers

 

 

 

 

 

 


Botanical name:  Cucumis sativus (Genus - Cucumis)

 

Growing Cucumbers Organic Gardening Fact Sheet

Seed

 

 

 

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 1000
Ounces per square foot: 0.002
Minimum legal germination rate: 80%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds

 

Notes
Growing Cucumbers is best done in relatively high temperatures. Cucumbers do not tolerate frost. Being a quick-growing crop, Cucumbers need moisture throughout the growing season.

Cucumber vines bear two kinds of flowers, female and male. The first groups of flowers are male, and drop from the vine. The following flowers will include both male and female and pollination occurs.

 

 

Planting

     
In garden spacing (inches): 12    
In flat spacing (inches): 2  
Planting depth (inches): 1/2
Maxiumum number of plants per square foot: 1
Nutrient relationship: Heavy Feeder
   

Harvest

 

Days to maturity: 49-70
Harvesting period (days): 49-98
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: 1.5
   
     

Cultural

Diseases: Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom-End Rot, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Gummy Stem Blight, Powdery Mildew.
Insect pests: (Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid , Green Peach Aphid , Pickleworm , Spider Mites , Spotted Cucumber Beetle , Squash Bug , Squash Vine Borer , Striped Cucumber Beetle
   

Varieties

Armenian (Cucumis melo), Boston Pickling Improved, Boothby's Blonde, Delikatesse, Double Yield, Homemade Pickles, Japanese Climbing, Langelang Giant , Lemon Cucumber, Long Green Improved, Marketmore, Mexican Sour Gherkin (Melothria scabra), Muncher National Pickling, Painted Serpent (Cucumis melo), Parisian Pickling, Rhinish Pickle, Russian, Straight Eight, Tendergreen Burpless, West Indian Gherkin (Cucumis anguria), White Wonder

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