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220px-ARS_cucumberCucumbers are extremely sensitive to cold temperatures, they grow best when given full sunlight in their growing process.

Sunlight is very important as a source of nutrition for cucumber plants, stable sunlight will imply consistent warm soil, which the seeds need in order to germinate.

When selecting site, consider the temperature.

Steps for Cultivating Cucumber

  • Clear the land and remove all weed before you plant your cucumbers. For best results, pull the weeds up with your hand, pull up as much of the root as possible
  • Avoid the use of herbicides, because it can make the soil inapt for plant (cucumber) growth
  • Fertilize the soil before you begin planting cucumbers
  • Loose the soil by mixing the fertilizers more thoroughly while also creating ideal conditions for your cucumbers for root penetration
  • Rich compose or decay manures are the best fertilizers to use for cucumbers
  • Ensure that the pH of the soil is balanced (preferably, the pH of the soil should be fairly neutral-slightly alkaline, that is, pH level close to 7.0)
  • Avoid excessively sandy soil, because the cucumber plants will struggle to survive in it
  • The best soil to plant cucumbers is loose, light, and sandy, since these soils get warmer quicker and stay warm more easily
  • Choose the best variety for your garden
  • Cucumbers have very fragile root systems, it is preferable to plant seeds in the garden directly than transplanting
  • Moisten the soil if it is dry, before planting
  • Push seeds slightly into the soil about 1 inch into the top of the soil
  • The plantings should be about 45.72 to 92.44 cm apart, whether you are planting seeds or seedlings
  • Cucumbers generally, require support to grow, especially vine varieties, use trellis/cage trellis, stake, fence, or any other vertical structure after planting the seed to support their growth
  • Direct the vines on the cage trellis as they grow
  • Mulch as soon as the seedlings sprout up
  • Dark mulch is very good at keeping the soil warm and moist
  • Cucumbers require plenty of moisture, so you need to water the plants deeply and regularly
  • Apply placid liquid fertilizer (preferably, organic fertilizers) every two weeks
  • Prevent the leaves from turning yellow, but if it does apply high nitrogen fertilizer (do not over fertilize the plants)
  • Shield the plants away from animals by using netting and fence, this is important during the early stages of growth but remove netting once the plants get too tall
  • Prevent pests (cucumber beetles, white flies, aphids, spider mites) and diseases (Bacterial wilt, mosaic viruses, anthracnose, downy and powdery mildew) disease from invading your farm by using organic insecticide or fungicide
  • Harvest the cucumbers when it is ready.

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12 thoughts on “Steps in Growing Cucumbers

  1. Pls what’s the best method of planting Cucumber by hanging with sticks or letting it grow on the ground

  2. Stacy Ovadje says:

    Please I want to ask, how does one plant the seeds?

  3. Emmanuel mercy says:

    I need cucumber seeds

    1. Hello Emmanuel,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      We have different varieties of cucumber seeds (Darina, Murano, and Marketmore), and they are available for delivery nationwide. Kindly click the link below to place your order now:
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  4. OLABISI says:

    Good morning, please I need guidelines in organic cucumber production

    1. Goodness Eshett says:

      Hello Olabisi,

      Thank you for reaching out to us
      Afrimash is an e-commerce platform for farmers where manufacturers, distributors and large scale farmers sell farm inputs to farmers

      To place an order for your cucumber seeds, kindly click the link below:
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      Thank you for choosing Afrimash

    2. Benjamin says:

      Please how do i get cucumber seeds for plantation?

      1. Hello Benjamin,

        Thank you for reaching out to us.

        We offer Cucumber seeds of different varieties (Darina F1, Murano 2 F1, Cucumber Marketmore) and they are available for delivery nationwide.

        To place an order now, kindly click the link below:
        https://afrimash.com/product-category/plant-production-and-protection/crop-production/treated-seeds/

        You can also reach out to us via any of these channels:
        Call: (+234) 809 409 1115
        WhatsApp: (234) 808 280 8271

        Thank you for choosing Afrimash

  5. Unuante Ijiebor says:

    How many seeds shouod go into a single hole?

    1. Goodness Eshett says:

      Hello Unuante Ijiebor,

      Thank you for reaching out to us
      Afrimash is an e-commerce platform where farmers meet manufacturers, distributors and large scale farmers to purchase farm inputs.
      To place order for your farm inputs, kindly click the link below:
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      You can also get a notification on upcoming training on the relevant agricultural topics. Click the link below and fill the form to get notification
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  6. Ganiyat Bello says:

    Good morning. Please is it safe to plant cucumber in January in Nigeria. Thanks in anticipation.

    1. Goodness Eshett says:

      Hello Bello,

      Thank you for reaching out to us,
      Cucumber can be planted at different times of the year, the most important thing is that adequate water is provided for the plants.
      You can read more about it here

      You can also purchase your cucumber seeds here

      Thank you for choosing Afrimash

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