Planting Cucumbers

About 2 weeks ago, I put the cucumber plants out in the garden. I would have done a post about them sooner, but for how busy this time of the year is, and a certain stomach flu that knocked me flat for several days- Yuck.  Anywho, I had started the cucumber seeds several weeks ago in plastic drinking cups. Harland had prepared the bed, and put down weed barrier, so it was just a matter of cutting an opening in the barrier and digging a hole, unpotting the plants,

placing them in the hole and filling with soil,

and then watering generously.

I planted the Bush Crop variety which doesn’t travel all over the garden, but stays in a smaller area. I’ll have more posts later about the cukes and their progress.


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15 Responses

  1. Yummy! I love cucumbers. Hope yours produce well.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hello Suzanne, nice to know you! Love these cucumber plants and the earlier soybean plants. I actually have not seen ‘little’ soybean plants before! I hope they would reward you good harvest later 🙂 Btw, I love cucumbers also. We take them fresh and cooked as well. Enjoy gardening and hope that you have fully recover from stomach flu.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hello Stephanie,
      Thank you for stopping by. We too love cucumbers, and are looking forward to having fresh cucumbers and tomatoes for our table.

  3. Teresa says:

    They look so good. I bet you get tons of cucumbers. Are you planning on canning?

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Teresa,
      I haven’t canned cucumbers for a few years, but I do have a craving for sweet pickles, so I may have to do some canning this year.
      Take care,

  4. ellada says:

    Nice job.

  5. Glenda says:

    Have you used the weed block before? I have such a limited space that I plant our ONE tomato in a half barrel then plant the cukes (4) around the outside of the cage. I get tons of cucumbers and the tomato cage gives them something to climb so they don’t get on the ground.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Glenda,
      We used the weed barrier on the tomatoes last year, and had good luck with it, so this year we put it on the cucumbers as well. It’s a great time and labor saver.
      Take care,

  6. Kiki says:

    They look wonderful..enjoy! Great post!

  7. Jo says:

    For the last couple of years we have grown cucumbers very close together (6 inches apart) and trained them up between a temporary trellis of thin weldmesh about four feet high bent at the top to form a “wigwam” (about 8-10 inches wide at ground level) and wired in place at each end with a star dropper banged into the ground. This takes up hardly any room in the garden and the fruit is much easier to pick (and find) up in the air. I’m still picking cucumbers from very straggly bushes 5 months after planting. We live in southern Austaralia.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Jo,
      Thank you for stopping by! This year, the man of the house had an idea to train the cukes up a fence, so we’re trying that. Your wigwam sounds like a great idea too.

  8. mary says:

    Love your web site/blog. Enjoy sharing your life on the prairie. We live just outside a small farm town in south central Idaho. I especially wanted to thank you for mentioning the “bush” cucumbers. We had not heard of them and plan to try them in our raised garden beds. We manage our weed problem with raised beds. The down side is less square footage for planting.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you for your comment, and so glad that you are thinking of using the Bush crop cukes. They are truly a spacesaver.
      Take care, and stop by again,

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