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About This Plant...
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus and species: Cucumis sativus
Growing Season: summer
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3 to 4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 1 to 2 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 1 to 2 weeks after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 3-6 days
Germination temp.: 65-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-70 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 8-12 inches
Spacing between rows: 36-72 inches
Growing On...
Pests: spotted and striped cucumber beetles, squash vine borers, whiteflies, pickleworms
Diseases: bacterial wilt, mosaic virus, powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, bacterial blight, fusarium wilt
Harvest: when they reach a usable size; harvest often to keep plants productive
Growing tips: bacterial wilt is spread by the cucumber beetle, so keep them under control

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