How to Grow Cucumbers

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Cucumbers are often grown in raised beds or mounds with freshly tilled soil. Plant cucumber seeds 2 inches deep with help from an organic farmer in this free video on gourd gardening. View Video Transcript

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Jarrett Man

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Hi I'm Jarrett of Stone Soup Farm and I'm here today to tell you how to grow cucumbers. Cucumbers are often grown in raised beds such as this one and they are also sometimes grown in mounds. If you do a raised system like this it is good to have the soil freshly tilled nice and loose and pile it in the beds and form the edges. If you are going to do it in mounds then you can build the mounds with the soil that is around them. If you are going to plant in mounds then you can do about four to five seeds per mound, space the mounds about two to three feet apart and what you will just do is put a little hole in the top, maybe two inches deep for cucumber seeds, pop them in, close it up and water it really well. If you are going to do it in rows then you can make out the row and put the cucumber seeds in about an inch deep every 18 inches or so, do two seeds every 18 inches and have those rows be about two feet apart. Cucumber plants are not frost tolerant which means that if you plant them before a frost and it does frost they will die so you should wait until the last frost in your area is over to plant but do it soon after that because cucumbers take a little while so they will start to grow and it is good to harvest the cucumbers consistently every couple of days when they are in season and when they are getting actual cucumbers out of it. If you leave them on the plant too long they'll enlarge too much and they'll become yellow and kind of sour and the plant will stop producing new cucumbers so it is important to keep on top of them, water them throughout the season pretty thoroughly especially when they are producing their cucumbers on the plant and keep it weed free because that will increase your yield as well. I'm Jarrett from Stone Soup Farm and that's how to grow cucumbers.