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Ants on cucumbers: why it happens & prevention Do your garden cucumbers have ants? They enjoy your vegetables hard for various reasons. In this article, horticulturist and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde explores why ants are attracted to cucumbers, what to do if you notice them, and how to keep them from getting around your cucumbers! You're out in your garden, enjoying a beautiful day when you notice an unusual amount of ants on your cucumber plants. What are they doing there? Why are they only on your cucumbers? Is there something particularly attractive about this popular garden vegetable that is so attractive to ants? There is a short answer and a long answer to this question. In this article, you will learn all the details of the long and short versions! But it all depends on what attracts ants to your cucumbers and how to prevent them in the first place. Interested in learning more? Let's continue to think about why ants love cucumbers in your garden and

6 Secrets of Growing Zucchini

 6 Secrets of Growing Zucchini for Your Biggest Harvest This Summer If there’s one vegetable that everyone jokes about eating too much, it’s zucchini. But what happens if you feel like you're doing everything right, and you're not getting an abundance of those crisp, green summer squashes? Believe it or not, it can sometimes take a little extra effort to get this popular cucurbit. But once you know the tips and tricks for growing tons of zucchini, you will be sending them to your neighbors in no time. In this article, we are going to look at some of the things you can do to get your biggest zucchini harvest. The secrets of plenty of zucchini go from spring to the first frost. 1. Start them correctly One of the best things you can do for your zucchini is to make sure they get a solid and healthy start. The easiest way to do this is to add a mulch full of two mulches of manure and worm molds to the soil where you plan to plant your seed or your alternative. Mix compos

cucumber growing tips

 Cucumber soil quality Fertilizing and mulching What kind of soil do cucumbers like to grow? A loose, sandy clay is their best choice. But you have to remember that their roots grow deep. With numerous branching roots around the two-foot zone, their single root can extend three to four feet below the soil surface. So, underground, they take up a lot of space. Now, your brain may be hard at work trying to figure out if cucumbers can grow in your rock or clay soil. The short answer is yes, of course, you can. Cucumbers may surprise you with higher yields in clay soils, however, they will produce the earlier crops in sandy soil (the ground heats up faster). Depending on the pH, it is best to plant cucumbers in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0. If you do not know the pH of your soil, do a soil test. This way you can learn a lot about your garden. The best way to fertilize your cucumbers: Now, we have found that cucumbers can thrive in all types of soil, and they can not survive wi

Secrets to grow more cucumbers

 Secrets to grow more cucumbers than ever before Cucumbers, like tomatoes, are on every gardener's planting list. Maybe it’s because they taste like one of the salads or because you can imagine a jar of pickles at home in your future. Despite the challenges, there are many tips and tricks to get consistent and plentiful yields. Know about your first seeds before sowing, and the beautiful, green cucumber harvest is yours. 1. Choose the type that suits you T his is not a planting tip because it is just a plain old garden feeling. To enjoy your cucumbers, you have to choose the cucumbers you want to eat. Does it cut the cucumbers you like English or European cucumbers? Looking for something as exotic as lemon cucumbers, Persian or Japanese (curry) cucumbers? Socrates, Kirby, Korean, Watermelon Kerkins, Amika - If you do not know what cucumbers you need in your garden, grab some seed lists and plan some time with plant guides. Choosing your cucumber variety can also tell yo