Cucumber Khira KGP
Cucumber Khira Kichen Garden Packet:
Cucumber is an annual vine with trailing or climbing habit. It is a warm season crop. Low temperature affects its germination as well as growth.
It can be grown on light as well as heavy Soils. Well drained soil is necessary. The seedling can be grow directly. No need of transplanting. The spacing should be 90cms between rows and 40-50cms between plants.
It being a creeper can be grown along the ground or vines can be trained on artificially erected pandals. During dry season it is O.K. for vines to be trailing on the ground but during monsoons it is advisable to grow them on pandals.
It can be grown in pots too. In 12” you can make a half round erect structure along the boundary of the pot with wooden sticks on which the vines can grow. Sow the seeds directly (approx 3 seeds)into pot and keep in shade still germination. Gradually expose to sun over a period of one week and then always keep in sunlight.
The fruits are harvested after 45 days of sowing. Fruits should be harvested from the vine by turning them parallel to the runner and then giving it a quick snap to prevent vine damage. The fruits are harvested every 3-4 day up to almost 2 month.
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