Thursday, January 19, 2012
Cucumber Companion Planting
Thinking about your 2012 summer garden? Are you planning on planting some cucumbers? If so you should keep the best companions for cucumbers in mind.
These cucumber companion plants consist of:
Radishes, Peas, Beets, Corn, Beans, Carrots, Dill, and Sunflowers.
However, you should not plant your cucumbers near potatoes or sage as they tend to grow poorly when planted next to these plants.
When growing cucumbers, you might want to consider using a trellis with them as most cucumber plants are vines and the trellis gives them the space they need to climb.
Most people like to pickle their cucumbers for storage, there are many pickling mixes on the market to help you do this if that is how you wish to store your cucumbers.
What are your cucumber growing recommendations?
First time garden? Read: Starting a Garden.