When we say 'Seed of Cucumbers' what comes in our minds? Is it the cucumber we can see at the store windows with its slim green exterior? Or is it the cucumber we get at the market who are sold as exotic imported items when we are all know better? The truth is both and neither, the cucumber seeds or the cucumber fruit we get at the market are both from the same family of Cucumbers.
Cucumbers seeds indoors is just like normal cucumbers. It requires almost the same growing requirements that the vine does. Just like other Cucumbers, it also needs warmth, water, some organic matter (soil) and fertilizers and if you want to sow seeds indoors, you will have to be sure of the following things:
The first step towards getting your Cucumbers seeds started is to plant them in garden soil. Some people prefer to plant their seeds in potting compost, while others prefer to use their garden soil. However, make sure that your garden soil is not soggy. Also, try and select a healthy well draining soil that drains easily. Cucumbers seeds should not be planted in soils with clay or silt, making it almost impossible for them to germinate.
The next step towards getting your Cucumbers seeds started properly is by putting the seedlings in an area where there is either adequate drainage or a direct path to the outdoors. This means placing the seedlings right in the middle of a garden bed with plenty of drainage. This type of planting is recommended for vegetables such as tomatoes, butternut squash, melons and leafy greens. Cucumbers fruit can survive in almost any kind of soil except for very wet clay soil or extremely soggy soil with a lot of clay. In fact, most of the cucumbers we grow indoors today are being grown in this dry, medium moisture and clay tolerant soil.
When planting your Cucumbers seeds you must know what to expect. The first thing you should notice is that they will shoot up rather quickly. The best way to determine when to plant is by finding a healthy spot that has good drainage and a direct path to the outdoors. This will help to ensure that your plants get enough sun exposure during the growing season. Remember, all plants need sunlight in order to germinate, therefore the healthier the soil the better your chances of a successful planting.
Now that you know exactly when to plant your cucumber varieties, you need to choose which varieties you wish to replant. For beginners, picking the wrong varieties will cause your garden problems. Therefore, it is important to choose the correct varieties before you start replanting cucumber seeds.
If you choose the wrong varieties you will find that they do not germinate properly and do not grow well. To avoid this problem, you can purchase a heat mat or direct sow seeds. Heat mats are a combination of soil and vermiculite placed in the bottom of the greenhouse. This prevents moisture from evaporating from the soil thus keeping it moist and helping germination. Direct sow seeds will require you to provide an adequate amount of heat to aid germination.
Cucumbers are easy to grow, but hardy gardeners prefer to use varieties that are harder to grow like dwarf cucumbers. These varieties are not hardy to frost so you should avoid planting them in the winter months. There are also some types of cucumbers that are resistant to bugs, diseases and insects. Some of these varieties include snap and dwarf Japanese cucumbers.
In addition to planting varieties of cucumbers that grow well it is important to pay attention to watering. Cucumbers can be waterlogged if they are not given enough watering. So, if you are planning on planting cucumbers, make sure that they get sufficient watering during the first year. You should monitor their growth closely during the first year to ensure that they are getting enough water.
Some gardeners prefer to plant cucumber seeds indoors instead of planting them outdoors. For this reason they can take care of the cucumbers at anytime of the year by simply keeping an eye on their growth. For seed starting cucumbers, you should provide them with a warm area with moist soil. This will allow the seeds to germinate and grow to produce delicious cucumbers.
In order for the seedlings to grow healthy and prosper you should provide them with plenty of sunlight and good soil. If you are planning on planting cucumbers in a container, do not forget to add some peat moss or any compost to the soil. Also be sure that before you plant cucumbers in soil or container that it has been tilled well and is free from weeds. Finally, remember to keep the plants watered as needed.