Whether you grow tomatoes on the vine or leafy greens, a backyard vegetable garden is rewarding. But how to get started?
Vegetables grow best in sun, which means a spot in your yard that gets at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight.
Why plant cucumbers?
Whether you’re making salads or pickles, cucumbers are crispest when freshly harvested. They’re another prolific producer, so you’ll be sure to get a lot out of each plant!
Once you’ve tasted cucumbers harvested from your back yard, you’ll never want to buy them again.
Plant seeds directly into beds once all danger of frost has passed; baby cucumber plants tolerate zero cold snaps, so don’t plant too early in the season.
Cukes produce quickly, usually within 60 days, and the more you pick, they more they’ll produce!
Some types are bushier, but most need a trellis for support. Make sure to plant flowers, such as sweet alyssum, nearby to attract pollinators because cucumbers require pollination to form fruit.
Learn more: How to Grow Cucumbers