Cucumber
Cucumis sativus

Cucumbers in the garden
πŸ”—   Cucumbers in the garden
9-11
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Vines
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Description

Annual, self-fertile climber whose fruit is a popular ingredient for salads.

The plant will develop male and female flowers. You can recognize the female by having a tiny cucumber underneath. Sometimes the plant develops a lot of male flowers first, so be patient. If you don’t see any bees pollinating. Take a male and put it on all the female flowers.

Propagation

Direct sow when soil is warm enough in early summer. Sow seeds individually indoors 3-4 weeks before planting outside into warm soil. Use bottom heat if possible. Transplant when plants develop third leaf.

Medicinal

Fruit is depurative, diuretic, emollient, purgative and resolvent

Cucumber @ West Coast Seeds

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