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Keep the cucumbers as weed free as possible. Do not plow or hoe the soil deeper than about 1 inch because you may cut the feeder roots and slow the plant’s growth. Cucumbers produce two kinds of flowers, male and female. Male flowers (Fig. 6) open first and always drop off. Female flowers (Fig. 7) form the cucumber and should not drop off.
Several diseases attack cucumbers. Most of these diseases show up as spots on the upper or lower sides of leaves or on fruit. Check the plants daily, and spray them with an approved fungicide if diseases appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Always follow label directions. Vegetables and Flowers of the Garden, Victorian Botanical Illustration Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Vegetables and Flowers of the Garden: Plate 51, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image (Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild), Published in 1886. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored. cucumber vine stock illustrations.
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To grow cucumbers in a container, fill an 18-inch-diameter pot with a high quality potting mix. Make your own mix by combining equal parts potting soil, compost and vermiculite, a mineral that helps retain moisture. Plant three seeds 1 inch deep in the middle of each container. When seedlings have reached 4 inches tall, thin them to one seedling per container.
Once the hard work is done, it's time to enjoy the fun part of growing cucumbers: the harvest. When fruits have reached the proper size for the variety, use a sharp pair of pruning shears to cut the cucumber from the stem. Because cucumber vines and stems are fragile, never pull or tug on fruits, as that can damage the plant. Cucumbers mature quickly, so harvest every two days to keep fruits from getting overripe. (Source: www.gardentech.com)