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10 Tips For Growing Cucumber Plants

Cucumbers have always been listed on the mankind’s favorite list since the beginning of time, and there is a reason for that. Cucumbers are extremely beneficial to us in so many ways that you can’t consider them anything less than a blessing. They keep you hydrated, fight off cancer, cure sunburn, provide essential vitamins and minerals, reduce eye bags, aid in weight loss, freshens mouth odor, stabilize blood pressure, good for diabetes and so much more.

Not only this but you can also consume them in a variety of ways e.g. salads, pickles, cucumber juice, soups and side dishes, cucumber facial mask, and gels, etc. In light of these two extremely convincing reason, there’s only one question left to answer, and that is “where do you get the good and organic cucumbers from?” and with these 10 key tips, we are about to tell you, the answer to that can be your home.


  • Sunlight is vital for the healthy growth of the cucumber plants. For that, you need to choose a planting site for them that is direct contact with full, unhindered sunlight under normal climate conditions. For regions with a hot climate, however, a planting spot under afternoon shade will be the best spot. It will ensure healthy growth while not burning and drying the plant either.
  • It is very important to space your cucumber plants appropriately. The optimum distance between the plants is 3′ while the rows should be 4′ to 5′ apart.
  • Compost and aged manure is food for healthy growth. Adding suitable amounts of compost and aged manure to the soil provides essential nutrients that are necessary to be abundantly present in the soil where a cucumber plant is to be grown. The first addition of compost and manure is during planting stage. The second phase of addition starts when vines from the plants have grown, and the first layer of flowers has developed.

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