Cucumbers are a summer vegetable. They are crunchy, nourishing and hydrating and are commonly used in pickles, salads, dips and even cold soup.

Cucumbers like to be grown in full sun with shade in hotter climates. They can be grown on a trellis or in rows in garden beds or even in paddocks. Cucumbers need lots of water around their root zone and regular doses of fertiliser.

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