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How to Grow Cucumbers

Watch more Vegetable Gardening videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to grow cucumbers with just a few tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Use rich soil Use rich topsoil with plenty of compost to ensure the cucumbers receive lots of nutrients. Step 2: Choose area Plant in an area where your plants can receive full sun, and where they have plenty of room to grow. Step 3: Plant in warm weather Plant the seeds when the soil is warm and the chances for frost have passed. Step 4: Increase germination chances Plant three or four seeds in each hole to increase the chances of germination. Leave 3 feet between holes. Tip Apply an organic fertilizer on the plants when flowers appear. Step 5: Use a trellis Erect a trellis so the sprawling vines can attach themselves to it. Some plants can reach 6 feet tall. Step 6: Water plants Make sure the plants get plenty of water. Also beware of pests, such as aphids, cucumber beetles, and pickle worms. Step 7: Enjoy Enjoy your fresh-picked cucumbers. Did You Know? Placing chilled cucumber slices on your eyes for 15 minutes tightens skin and relieves puffiness caused by fluid retention.
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