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Let's Talk Cucumbers

LSU AgCenter

Warm season vegetables include tomatoes, peppers, and egpplants. But let's talk about cucumbers. One cucumber plant will typically produce 30 to 40 fruit. Take this into consideration when you decide how many cucumber plants to put into your garden. Do you really want that many cucumbers? What are you going to do with all of these cucumbers? Do you have anyone to give them to? Have you pickled before?

Cucumber plants produce male and female plants on the same plant. Male flowers come first in the season. Female flowers start to appear ten days after the first male flowers, so don't worry if you don't see the female flowers at first.