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How to Grow Your Own Cucumber

How to Grow Your Own Cucumbers

This is a plant that produces a moderately long vine, but it can be grown on a sturdy trellis. Cucumbers are not ideal for containers but you can make it work if you can fix a trellis behind the plants. Start all plants off indoors or in a greenhouse and set outside when the weather is warmer. Dark weed covers help keep the area clear of weeds and as well as keep the soil temperature warm enough for the plants to thrive.  

Insects and Diseases

As with all vine plants the leaves are large and tend to get mildew and fungus in damp conditions.  Cool weather will also stunt growth temporarily making the plants weak and thus more susceptible to aphids and other problems. Borers can also attack the plant so be watchful for symptoms 

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