About Us | Terms of Use | Part of

Diagnose plant problems and treat garden pests

Gardening News

General Help


Have a go...

Win and Save

Interactive Tools

Plant Doctor


Home / Projects /

How to grow cucumbers

Difficulty: 2 / 5

You will need: Cucumber seed, Compost, Pot

Home-grown cucumbers taste delicious and are easy to grow from seed, especially the short, lunch-box sized varieties. Most prefer a warm, humid environment to grow well, but there are some good outdoor varieties so you can select one to suit your garden.

Best time to do it:


Step One:

Sow one seed in a small amount of moist seed compost in the base of a pot.

Step 1 of How to grow cucumbers

Step Two:

As they grow, cucumbers produce extra roots from the base of the stem.

Step 2 of How to grow cucumbers

Step Three:

By gradually adding more compost to the pot as the plant grows, you can encourage it to form a bigger and more stable root system.

Step 3 of How to grow cucumbers

Step Four:

This will give the plant a good start and eliminates the growth checks caused by early repotting.

Step 4 of How to grow cucumbers

Related FAQs

Ask a gardening question:

Looking for more garden ideas for this month? Try another project or watch a gardening video for some more inspiration.

Latest Gardening News

Gardening Projects for November

Learn about How to Plant a Fruit Bush
Learn about  How to Make a Bird Feeder
How to Plant a Fruit Bush

Difficulty: 3 / 5

How to Make a Bird Feeder

Difficulty: 2 / 5

Learn about How to Protect a Climber
Learn about How to Pot Amaryllis
How to Protect a Climber

Difficulty: 4 / 5

How to Pot Amaryllis

Difficulty: 1 / 5

Gardening Ideas

Plant Specialists

Diagnose orchid plant problems and improve orchid care

Orchid Doctor

Diagnose fruit plant pests and fruit plant problems

Soft Fruit Doctor

Do a soil test to find out your soil type

Soil Doctor

Diagnose pest and disease problems with fruit trees and bushes.

Top Fruit Doctor

Gardening Tools

Learn which plant pests attack which types of fruit.

Fruit Pests

Learn when and how to prune different types of plants

Pruning Guide

Learn which plants will grow in your soil

Soil pH Guide

Learn when and how to plant different vegetable seeds

Vegetable Planting Guide