Grow under cover if possible
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.
Beds and pots are fine
Cucumbers are easy to grow in planters, raised beds, large pots/containers or grow bags.
How far apart?
About 30-40cm apart.
These are thirsty plants. Water them often to keep the soil evenly moist (but don’t drown them!).
Don't plant out too early
If you don’t have a greenhouse/polytunnel, wait and plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover or on a sunny windowsill.
When to harvest
You can easily tell when your cucumber is ready to be harvested by their size. Cut them carefully from the stalk.