Growing your own vegetables can be a satisfying hobby, and cucumber plants are a great place to start if you’re just starting out with a vegetable plot. Cucumber plants are hardy and easy to maintain, plus they produce their fruit over a season rather than all at once so you’re never overwhelmed.
Discover a variety of cucumber plants in our collection, or browse our full range of vegetable plants here at Primrose and create a grow your own garden.
Cucumbers don’t require much care to grow quickly – keeping your cucumber plants watered will help to establish them in the first instance, and from there they can be fed with a high nitrogen feed once a fortnight. A key consideration is keeping garden pests away from your cucumber plant – try straw mulch to keep the cucumbers clean and pests at bay.
Do you need to support cucumber plants?
Yes, cucumber plants will grow upwards so providing them with the proper support will be important for healthy growth. Provide a sturdy support mechanism such as a trellis that you can tie the cucumber plant to as it grows using wire or string.
How long do
cucumber plants produce fruit?
Cucumber plants have a harvest season of around three weeks during which they’re capable of producing between 10 to 15 cucumbers each. Cucumber plants are perennial, meaning the seeds they produce at harvest will grow into new plants the next year. Discover even more vegetable plants in our full collection here at Primrose.