Botanical Name: Cucumis sativusDescription:
Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Chef Jeff's Tips: Cucumbers do best in rich moist soil. Plants need to be watered throughout the growing season; under watered plants tend to produce undersized, misshaped fruits. Mulching helps to keep plants moist, and to prevent fruits from discoloring when lying on the ground. Cucumber vines are notorious climbers. Place along fences or trellises to save room in small spaces. Place stepping stones in your garden and train the vines around them. Cucumbers are best picked young, once they turn yellow when the seeds harden and loose thief flavor. Pick often to stimulate new growth.