Growing your own veggies is a great way to ensure that you have fresh produce all year long. If you live in an area where it is difficult to access farmable produce, growing your own may also be the answer for you as well. With a little planning and a lot of hard work, you can grow a vegetable garden from seed. It doesn’t matter if the ground around your home is not so accommodating or if there are no ready-to-use container gardens at hand; with just a little bit of forethought, it will still be possible to grow your own vegetables using this method. And trust us – once you begin planting seeds again, the frequency with which you do it will increase almost immediately!
Cucumber is one of those veggies that don’t take up much space but produce plenty of fruits each season. This makes them one of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed. We’ll show you how!
How to Plant Cucumber Seeds
Cucumber seeds are often planted directly into the garden, either as seedlings in small pots or as transplants in larger containers. If you’re planting cucumber seeds directly into the ground, cover them with a layer of soil to help protect them from pests and heat.
How deep do you plant cucumber seed?
When planting cucumber seeds, make sure to plant them about 3 inches deep (for smaller seeds) and 6 inches apart (for larger grains), and wait until they germinate to water them. Once they have sprouted, place your cucumbers in a sunny spot indoors or outdoors and provide them with plenty of water.
There are two main ways to grow cucumbers: by seed or by transplanting. Seed-grown cucumbers will take longer to mature than transplanted cucumbers.
If you’re growing cucumbers from seed, you will need a flat container (such as a large plastic container), a sterile seedling starter mix (depending on the brand), and a spool of seedling support netting.
To germinate your seeds, simply place the container filled with soil in a warm area (such as a windowsill). Then, sprinkle the seeds over the soil surface and cover them up with a layer of soil. When the seeds begin to sprout, remove the container and place it indoors.
Once the sprouts have grown enough to handle the transplanting machine, you can begin to transplant your seedlings into individual containers. Set the pots in a sunny location, and provide them with water when necessary.