mom. Organic Gardening. April 06th , 2018.
In Growing Organic cucumbers, the Weather should be your concern.
Cucumbers can be used for many kinds of food. You can turn them into salad, pickles, or you can just eat them raw for appetizer. Cucumbers can also be used as beauty agents to make your eyes relax and minimize wrinkles. They also contain many useful medicinal properties. Therefore, Growing organic cucumbers should be your priority in gardening.
The first concerning thing you should aware in planting cucumbers is the weather. Cucumbers are actually tropical plants so they naturally required to get plenty of sunlight as well as space. Early summer is the best time to plant cucumbers in your garden. The plants will not survive in frosty weather, that’s why you should always know the weather in your area.
Secondly, cucumber plants will thrive if they being grown in open spaces. If you let them grow in little space, the plants will wilt. If your garden don’t have plenty of space, you can build vertical trellises where the plants can climb and multiply.
Before you start planting, you should prepare your soil first by adding compost and plowing it thoroughly. Be sure to make the soil loose and have proper drainage to prevent water logging. Also give your soil organic fertilizers to condition it before you start planting. This will build-up the nutrients in the soil that is good for the cucumbers growth.
To keep moisture and prevent weeds and grasses to grow, add some mulch to your soil. Saw dust, wood chips, and tree bark ideal materials of mulch.
Once you have conditioned your garden soil, you can choose one of the two ways of planting cucumbers. First option, you wait for two until three weeks to grow starter plants. If you’re growing organic cucumbers in late spring, this is the best choice for you. In late spring, the cold weather might still remain, so it would be best for you to let the seeds to germinate first to make it more resistance against the low temperature.
The second option can be used if you are 100% sure about the local weather. This option needs you to plant cucumber seeds directly in your garden plot. Leave three feet of space between the seeds and plant them in a single row. Sufficient growing space will let the cucumber plants to get maximum nutrients from the soil.
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