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13 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables and Herbs (Page 5)

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Why we love them: Cucumbers are a tasty addition to salads, add crunch to your crudités plate and even taste good cooked.

What you get: While the cucumber isn’t known as a nutrition powerhouse, it does provide refreshment: at 95 percent water content, a cup of cucumber slices is nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water.

In your garden: Give your cucumber plants generous amounts of organic matter and good fertilization and they will respond with lots of crunchy cucumbers; harvest them regularly to increase production.


Use cucumbers in these recipes:
Cucumber-Lemonade Chiller
Seared Scallops with Sautéed Cucumbers
Creamy Cucumber Soup
Quick Pickles
Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Cucumbers Healthy Food Guide
Healthy Cucumber Recipes and Cooking Tips

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