How to grow cucumbers
Provide consistent moisture: Cucumbers require consistent moisture for proper growth and to prevent bitterness. Keep the soil evenly moist throughout the growing season, especially during flowering and fruiting. Mulching around the plants can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
Support the vines: Cucumbers are vining plants that benefit from support. Provide trellises, stakes, or a cage system to support the vines as they grow. This helps keep the fruit off the ground, reduces disease risk, and makes harvesting easier.
A place in the sun: Cucumber plants like sun, but are prone to scorching, so some shade is preferable. Encourage greenhouse varieties to climb to boost yields.