Cucumbers are in demand in many vegetable markets. They contain potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and iodine. Also, there are essential vitamins like carotene, B2, B1, PP, pantothenic acid, B6, and C, among others. In terms of beneficial and medicinal properties, cucumbers are not inferior to carrots, tomatoes, onions, and even citrus fruits. If they are bought when packaged or taken from the garden, special care should be considered. This is to make sure no cucumber has gone bad. It is imperative to check the date of packing.
Cucumbers are one of the most popular types of cultivated plants grown in Russia. Each gardener, one way or another, grows cucumbers and tries to get a good harvest in the fall. This culture is hardy and unpretentious, which adds another plus to its popularity. In addition to the secrets of growing cucumbers, gardeners may have a question about the degree of their ripeness.
Where Did Carrots Originate
Central Asia is the first place where the cultivation of carrots originated. Afghanistan is considered the original domestication and diversity center, from where it spread to Europe, the Mediterranean region, and other parts of Asia.
Cucumbers have appeared relatively recently, and for many gardeners who are not inclined to experiment, they are considered some exotic vegetable. Those who have not yet grown treat cucumber varieties with some suspicion when they turn white, suggesting that they do not have the best taste and that the yield and leaves are not desirable. But those gardeners who got to know they have turned that color understands what needs to be done.
The demand for cucumber among all vegetable crops is very high since it is eaten almost all year round, both raw and salted. That is why in nearly every vegetable garden, you can see a place for cucumber bushes, to which a lot of attention is paid. Typically, this plant clings to any support with its green antennae to reach for sunlight. So, growing on a trellis is the right option for cucumber. Trellis fully provides the light necessary for the rapid ripening of fruits, eliminates contact with harmful bacteria, and promotes better pollination.