Cucumber

青瓜

(Cucumis sativus)

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Growing Facts

Year-round growing season

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily

Needs full sun

High amount of water

Cucumbers are mainly composed of water and need a constant and abundant supply of it for best growth

It should receive an inch of water each week

 

Plant in a large container that is at least 12 inches in diameter

There are several varieties of containers that have been produced specifically for cucumbers

Seedlings spaced around 28 inches apart

Fun Facts
Cucumber with spines is crispy and therefore suitable for salad; cucumbers without spines is not crispy and is better to cook it
Old and mature cucumber is called yellow cucumber; it's usually used to make double-stewed soup 
Cucumber can be used to freshen your breath. Hold a slice of cucumber to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds to kill the problematic bacteria
Health benefits of cucumber include healthy skin, prevent constipation, and kidney stones, manage diabetes, and more

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