Can you Grow Cucumbers in the UK?

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 10:47 pm

It is perfectly possible to grow cucumbers at home in the UK. You do need to be careful though, because these vegetable need some special growing conditions and if you do not provide these, it would be very easy to kill them.

The first thing to do is to decide between a bush or a vine. A vine will need to be able to climb so make sure you have trellises or similar frames for them to grow up onto.

You also need to make sure cucumbers are planted in warm earth. Don’t think about planting them until a good few weeks after the last frosts of winter. You can warm the earth up a little with plastic or start off a cucumber plant’s life in a greenhouse.

Make sure you use the right soil, or you cucumbers will not be happy. Make sure it has a pH level of 6-6.8.

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