In many warm weather cultures cucumbers are eaten like apples to provide hydration and valuable nutrition. It particularly suits being eaten fresh with a flavour far superior to store bought versions. They grow very well in small city gardens or in pots on balconies and roofs. With summer now underway two plants can provide a …Read More about Cucumber season
Cucumbers are probably the most reliable of crops for growing in a small city garden. Each plant will produce over a dozen fruits over a 3 month period. They are not troubled by poor weather or ravenous slugs. Having two or three plants, either in soil or in pots should provide for most household needs. …Read More about Extra cucumber time
The cucumber is one of the best vegetables for growing in the city. Traditionally grown on climbing vines from pots or in soil beds, bush varieties are also available suitable for balconies and roof areas. One or two plants should provide several cucumbers per week over the summer season. At this time of year cucumber …Read More about Planting out cucumbers
Cucumbers and squash grow well in the city. In terms of reliability they grow better than tomatoes. If a summer is part wet and part dry they thrive while tomatoes struggle. With climbing vine and bush varieties they can be used to create an under-story and an over-story in a growing area. Time of harvesting …Read More about Growing cucumbers gallery
Each of the support poles on the raised bed had a cucumber plant and each plant produced a couple of cucumbers. The cucumbers always do well in Brussels. These have grown too much, it is better to grow the smaller varieties and pick young fruit steadily throughout the summer. They grow well with tomatoes.