Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Cucumbers
- See our section on pickling with lots of recipes and ideas.
- Enjoy our fun video on How to Make Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles!
Oh! that's a very informative! I will take that into consideration when I start planting round cucumber varieties for my vegetable garden!
I really liked this article because it answered everything to the point and brief. Keep it up!
I have learned from experience and also from running my own little tests and cucumbers store much better in your basement or anywhere that is not hot other than the fridge and I have pictures to prove that after having done both at the same time. The cucumbers stored in the refrigerator went bad weeks before the others that had been stored in the basement.
I agree Diane. Cucumbers last much longer stored in a cool dark place like a basement rather than the refrigerator.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Diane! We are all interested in ways to keep the summer harvest fresh!
Can you please tell me the ratio of sugar in water and how to make it ….. do I need to boil or just mix….. & how frequently to spray this on vines of cucumber. Thanks in advance
I have grown lemon, Suyo Long, and pickling cucumbers this year. Despite spring and midsummer plantings, variety diversity, applying compost, mulching, lots of sun, and spreading the plantings among several locations, I continue to have dismal results. The seedlings always start out strong and begin to fruit very well, but once they reached 6-8", the bottom leaves begin to develop yellow spots, some curl upward, remain very small, and eventually turn brown and die. This pathology continues working its way up the plant. Growth slows significantly, fruits become deformed, cease to grow or die. The plant, however, continues to languish, producing prolific amounts of male flowers, but it never dies. Do you have any suggestions of what the issue may be?
We’re so sorry to hear this. It sounds like Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV).
This is a virus. The leaves become yellow and curl downwards. The cucumbers become distorted and stunted in size. Take a look at this page to see which problem matches, and take the recommended precautions.
This is my 1st time planting & growing White Wonder cucumber in a half-barrel container. All of the cucumbers are very bitter, no matter what the size. What am I doing wrong? Please help!!!