Choosing & Planting Cucumbers

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Knowing what to look for when buying cucumber plants for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible cucumbers for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Here we're going to talk about how to pick out and plant a good pickling cucumber plant. You want to make sure that there's a plant in each little four pack like this one here is missing one and just stay away from that obviously you're not getting your money's worth for that one. Make sure it’s nice and green there's no diseases or bad spots on them, it'll give you a better start. And then take a look at the tag cause that's going to tell you how long it’s going to take to mature and how much to space it. Almost all these vegetables need to be planted in the full sun just like this cucumber here. It says to plant them about forty eight inches for three parts maybe about a foot or two apart. And this particular variety it takes 50 to 60 days to mature before you'll get that vegetable. Definitely want to plant them in some good nice black dirt we recommend our Miracle Grow garden soil at this garden center. Definitely don't forget to water them. It’s very important that you water them. We water at least twice a day. I recommend you water at least once a day. We just want to make sure we don't go out and tell your stack here just plant them in full sun and good dirt and you should be good to go in about 50 to 60 days.