Harvesting a cucumber with secateurs

Fact file: cucumbers

Discover some interesting facts about this essential salad crop.

Given some warmth and lots of water, cucumbers are easy to grow and a great addition to salads, dips and sandwiches. Tender, climbing plants, they produce lots of crisp, succulent fruits outdoors or in a greenhouse.

Watch Monty Don give advice on growing cucumbers in a greenhouse.

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