All you need to know about growing cucumber in your garden

Sunset  – September 28, 2004

• Annual vine
• All zones
• Full sun
• Maintain even soil moisture

Cucumber varieties include long green slicers, small kinds forpickling, and yellow, mild-flavored lemon cucumbers. In spring, sowgroups of four to six seeds in hills 4 to 6 feet apart; thinseedlings to two or three per hill. Or sow two or three seeds ingroups spaced 1 1/2 feet apart at the base of a trellis; then thinseedlings to one per group. Harvest begins 50 to 100 days aftersowing; be sure to harvest frequently to keep plants producing.