Homegrown cucumbers are fresh and taste fabulous. They grow easily with consistent watering and warmth, making them a perfect summer vegetable.  

Cucumbers can be grown in the ground, in raised beds, or on a trellis. Depending upon the conditions where you live, you have many choices for how to grow them.

How Do Cucumbers Grow

Cucumbers grow better in soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.0. So you need to select a spot that gets full sun and that you can keep watered sufficiently.

Tips for Growing Cucumbers

You can start picking slicing cucumbers when they are 6 to 8 inches long and pickling cucumbers when they are 4 to 6 inches long.

Harvesting the Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a great vegetable to keep yourself hydrated during the hot summer because of the amount of water in them.