Video:How to Pick Cucumberswith Charlie Siegchrist
Do you love garden-fresh cucumbers? Learn when these yummy vegetables are ripe enough to pick, and see how cucumbers are pinched delicately off the vine.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Pick CucumbersHi, I am Charlie Siegchrist for About.com Home and Garden, and we will be discussing how to pick cucumbers.
When to Pick CucumbersCucumber vines grow right along the ground. About 50 days after they have been planted first the male flowers come out to make sure pollen is available, and then a few days later the female flowers come out and the cross pollination takes place and they turn into fruits.
Pinching Cucumber VinesThe vines are relatively delicate, so in picking the cucumber the important thing is to support the vine and you can do that by pinching right where this stem attaches to the vine and then pulling the cucumber so that you get a scar like that so that other cucumbers like this tiny guy back here will get started soon enough.
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