Wondering when to plant cucumber seeds?
We find that they do best when planted directly in the ground. But, if you have pests that eat baby cucumber sprouts, you may want to start them in seedling pots in a protected place until they've sprouted and grown their first true leaves – then transplant them. Cucumbers DON'T transplant well if root bound, so make sure to transplant them as soon as they get their first real leaves.
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We like to direct sow cucumber seeds and provide vertical supports for them to grow up.
Cucumber Season Months
We find that they do best of course in the warm summer months, but you can sow a second crop of cucumbers in early-to-mid summer for an extended harvest through autumn.
How many cucumber seeds per hole?
We like to plant one seed per hole, but you can also plant two seeds – and then make sure to thin them after they've sprouted and started growing so they will produce better. Crowded cucumbers don't tend to do as well.
When to plant cucumber seeds indoors
You can start cucumber seeds indoors, but we advise to do this only a few weeks before planting outdoors after all chance of frost has passed. Root bound cucumber plants do not transplant well, so transplant them into the garden as soon as you can after they've sprouted and grown their first set of true leaves.
Our Homemade Pickles Cucumbers begin to harvest in just 55 days! You can even sow a second crop of cucumbers in early to mid-summer for a late harvest, as cucumber plants can fizzle out later in the season. If you like making pickles, plant some seeds 2-3 weeks after the last frost date, and in about a month, plant a second batch to keep the cucumbers coming in through fall.
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