How to grow... Cucumber

Rocket Growing Guides


Whilst cucumbers are a very good salad vegetable to grow, we also recommend growing them so that you can enjoy a nice refreshing summer drink too. After all, what would a glass of Pimms be without a couple of cucumber slices?

  • Planting Tips
  • Growing advice
  • Chef's Corner

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Cucumbers are best grown under cover – in a greenhouse, polytunnel or in a conservatory. If you’re planting them outside be sure to choose a sunny, sheltered spot.

Can be grown in....

Planters, raised beds, pots, containers or grow bags.

How far apart?

About 30-40cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover.


Water regularly

Water them often to keep the soil evenly moist (but don’t drown them!)

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Great sliced thinly and served with a light dressing, or cut into batons and served with hummus. Or make a raita dip.