Tips for Growing Organic Cucumbers
Posted April 30, 2017
Growing great cucumbers organically can be a rewarding crop when planted in fertile, organically enriched soil, and few simple tips!
- Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil for planting.
- Plant when night time temperatures are above 55 degrees so not to have a stressed plant early on.
- Mix a 2" layer of compost into the planting site.
- Add organic Starter Mix 3-3-3 fertilizer into the top 1-2" of soil.
- Plant seeds 1/2" deep, 6" apart.
- When seedlings have three leaves, thin to 12" apart.
- If planting transplants, plant 12" apart.
- Use trellis for higher production per plant.
- Snip fruits with a small stub using small shears.
- To control striped cucumber beetle, use yellow sticky traps near the stem of cucumber plants or place a floating row cover over the plants until heavy flowering begins.
- Keep cucumbers harvested as soon as fruits reach picking size for prolonged harvest.
- Plant radish seeds in cucumber beds to help deter cucumber beetles.