Cucumber plant

How To Plant Cucumbers In The Greenhouse

A couple of cucumber plants will supply you with fresh veg all summer

You will need:

  • cucumber plants
  • Growmore
  • trowel

We are planting our cucumbers directly into a bed but they can be grown in large pots using good quality peat-free multi-purpose compost. You can also use the bottomless tomato pots in your beds to increase the amount of space available for root formation.



Fork a couple of handfuls of Growmore into the soil before planting.

Plant securely about 45cm (18”) apart.

Water; keep them damp at all times as if they dry out the fruits will be dry and woody.

Keep the vents and door open in warm weather when they are flowering to ensure pollination and a good airflow to discourage any fungal infections.

See also further blog articles on growing in the greenhouse: 'How to grow tomatoes', 'How to plant peppers and chillies in the greenhouse' and 'How to gauge when to harvest your vegetables'.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer so always used to producing something from the earth, whether it was animals or garden produce. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I also keep a few hens and grow vegetables for my own personal use. I gained a BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management. As a result of this I have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening.