Cucumber

Cucumis sativus


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
50 - 70 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
half shade

pH Value
5.5 - 7.5

Temperature
15°C - 24°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Cucumber

Introduction

Cucumber is an annual plant of warm seasons. It is a climbing plant that is used as summer vegetable throughout in India. The cucumber fruit is eaten raw or is served as a salad or cooked as a vegetable. The seeds of cucumber are used for oil extraction which has health benefits.

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Basal fertilization for cucumber
Growing cucumber under the right conditions

Care

Timely picking of cucumber is important for best quality fruit. Dig in plenty of well rotted organic matter such as compost before planting. Use supports such as trellis if you're growing cucumbers upwards. Set plants at about 45cm apart. Cucumbers should be harvested while they are still small and tender.

Soil

Sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter, with good drainage, and a pH range from 6.5-7.5 are ideal for cucumber cultivation. Make sure the soil contains organic matter by adding organic compost or any farm yard manure for higher yield.

Climate

This crop requires a moderate warm temperature, ideally between 20 and 26 C. Excess humidity promotes diseases like powdery mildew and downy mildew. Frost conditions are not suitable.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Cucumber

Cucumber

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Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Cucumber
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Introduction

Cucumber is an annual plant of warm seasons. It is a climbing plant that is used as summer vegetable throughout in India. The cucumber fruit is eaten raw or is served as a salad or cooked as a vegetable. The seeds of cucumber are used for oil extraction which has health benefits.

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
50 - 70 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
half shade

pH Value
5.5 - 7.5

Temperature
15°C - 24°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Basal fertilization for cucumber
Growing cucumber under the right conditions
Cucumber

Cucumber

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Timely picking of cucumber is important for best quality fruit. Dig in plenty of well rotted organic matter such as compost before planting. Use supports such as trellis if you're growing cucumbers upwards. Set plants at about 45cm apart. Cucumbers should be harvested while they are still small and tender.

Soil

Sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter, with good drainage, and a pH range from 6.5-7.5 are ideal for cucumber cultivation. Make sure the soil contains organic matter by adding organic compost or any farm yard manure for higher yield.

Climate

This crop requires a moderate warm temperature, ideally between 20 and 26 C. Excess humidity promotes diseases like powdery mildew and downy mildew. Frost conditions are not suitable.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.