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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. 

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Thank you. I always plant to early and my cucumber wilt and die. I will wait until temperatures warm up this year.

Posted by Janet L. on April 30, 2017

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