5847Second in popularity only to the tomato in American home gardens, cucumbers satisfy gardeners who love to eat produce fresh from the vine as well as those who love to can their harvests. Whether you want crunchy baby gherkins seasoned just the way you like, juicy slicing cukes for salads and sandwiches, or a lot of both, there’s a variety waiting just for you!

Cucumbers are traditionally grown on nets, fences, and trellises, but many bush-habit varieties now make caring for your cukes even easier. And today’s spineless types offer ouch-free harvesting, too! Pick up some handy tips on growing the best cucumber crop of your life with our Know Before You Grow Cucumbers cheat sheet. Then have fun selecting your varieties for the 2014 garden!

 

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