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Cucumbers with Charles

Through our virtual programming series, Nature in your Neighborhood, we challenged volunteers to go out into their neighborhoods or backyards to see what plants sparked their interest. Whether plants are native or non native, we can all appreciate a connection to nature and the curiosity that it can spark!


By: Charles and Angela


Cucumber is a widely-cultivated plant. A tropical vegetable, cucumbers thrive when the weather is hot and water is plentiful. The cucumber originates from South Asia, but now grows on most continents. Cucumbers needs a lot of sunlight to produce a bumper crop. Locate your crop in an area that receives a minimum of 8 hours of sunlight each day. Whether planted in the ground or in containers, cucumbers need rich, fertile soil to grow strong and thrive. What you plant around your cucumbers will play an important r