CUCUMBER

Cucumber

Planting Guide

50 foot Row: 1 oz. 3 seeds per hill

Per Acre: 1 lb.

Planting Depth: 1/4 to 1/2 inch

Spacing in Row: 18 to 30 inches

Rows Apart: 50 inches

Planting Date: April/May

Days to Emergence: 2 to 4

Fertilizer: 3 lbs. for 50 foot row

Common Insects: Aphid, Cucumber Beetle, Leaf Minor, Pickle Worm, Squash Vine Borer, Squash Bug, Spider Mite:

Notes: Harvest ripe cucumbers fast as they mature for vines to continue producing. Requires fertile clay soil enriched with well-rotted manure and compost. Vines grow rapidly and can be trained. Once cucumbers start growing, they must have constant supply of soil moisture. Pick fruit when it is succulent and green (Immature.) Plants are very susceptible to frost. May be carefully transplanted from hot bed.
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