Tips for Growing Your Best Cucumbers Ever!

Planting Cucumbers Cucumbers are another typical southern garden crop. Many gardeners, myself included, grow cucumbers and each year, the crop is cut short by stems drying up. Companion plants Cucumbers are a member of the Cucurbit family, which include Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon. In general, each of these crops have similar growing requirements, diseases and pest enemies. Cucumber varieties for pickling recommended for my Zone 9 area are: Calypso, Carolina, County Fair 87, Homemade, Little Leaf or National. Slicing recommendations are Ashley, Burpless, Dasher II, Poinsett 76, Straight Eight, Sweet Slice or Sweet Success. You can find the varieties[…]

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