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When to Plant
Cucumbers in Red Hook, New York, United States of America

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant cucumbers in your garden in Red Hook, New York, United States of America will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant cucumbers in Red Hook, New York, United States of America is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.


Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important cucumber growing information relevant to your exact garden location in Red Hook, New York, United States of America:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in Red Hook, New York, United States of America is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant cucumbers is days.

For best results you should start planting cucumbers in days starting .

Recommended Cucumber Varieties

for Red Hook, New York, United States of America
Burpless Hybrid II
Marketmore 76
Marketmore 86
Orient Express
Sweet Slice
Salt and Pepper

Gardening Data Sources

for Cucumbers

University Research

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Gardening Data Sources

for Cucumbers

Cooperative Extension

24 sources

Gardening Websites

33 sources

Gardening Blogs

25 sources

Seed Suppliers

26 sources

Other Sources

27 sources

How to Grow Cucumbers in Red Hook, New York, United States of America

How to grow cucumbers: Most gardeners grow cucumbers from seed directly sown outside in the garden when temperature is suitable. 

If you decide to start germinating your seeds indoors then sow cucumber seeds in pots or trays 0.8 inches (2 cm) deep. Optimal soil temperature for germination is between 73°F (22.7°C) and 87°F (30.5°C). Seeds will germinate in 6-11 days. 

Cucumbers require 55-65 days to be ready for harvest from seed, depending on the cucumber variety and the weather during the growing season. They are relatively easy to grow and provide harvest quickly. 

Optimal air temperature for growing cucumbers is between 71°F (21.6°C) and 80°F (26.6°C). Optimal night temperature ןד between 62°F (16.6°C) and 67°F (19.4°C). Cucumbers can endure air temperatures as low as 60°F (15.5°C) during the night and up to 83°F (28.3°C) during the day. 

Soil temperature during cucumber growth should be between 65°F (18.3°C) and 72°F (22.2°C) in optimal conditions, but can withstand soil temperatures as low as 61°F (16.1°C). 

Required soil pH for cucumber growth is 5.9-7.0 but the optimal pH is 6.4-6.7. 

Optimal sunlight for cucumbers is 6-9 hours per day. 

Cucumbers should be watered between 1-1.5 inches of water per week, adjusting for weather conditions and type of soil accordingly. 

Cucumber spacing: When planting cucumber seeds directly into the ground sow seeds 0.8 inches (2 cm) deep spaced 15 inches (38 cm) apart with rows spaced 35 inches (89 cm) apart. 

Cucumber classification: Cucumbers are classified into two groups, pickling and slicing. Slicing varieties are those cucumbers eaten fresh and tossed in salads, and pickling varieties, well, are for making pickles. Cucumber varieties are also classified by size, how smooth or spiny their outer skin is, days to maturity, vine or bushy growth habits and by the amount of seeds they have, seedless and lots of seeds. 

How to grow Cucumbers in your garden: Cucumbers should not be allowed to grow on the ground. Most cucumber varieties will spread and take up lots of space, so growing them on a trellis, cage or even next to a fence will control their growth and also make sure fruit does not touch the ground. 

About cucumbers: Cucumbers are the fourth most popular vegetable in the world and are grown in 47% of American gardens. Like the tomato, it is also a fruit but is treated as a vegetable and is classified into two main types: slicing and pickling. 

Slicing varieties are used for consumption in raw form, and pickling varieties are used to process pickles. Rich in water, vitamins, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances it’s no surprise why this vegetable is the second most popular in American gardens. 

In fact this vegetable is so popular it has a diet named after it, called “The Cucumber Diet”. Many celebrities in Hollywood have adopted this diet which requires three cucumber salads a day with toast, and results are said to show within three days! Go cucumber! 

Originating thousands of years ago, in a remote area in what is now India, this long dark-green vegetable has become indispensable around the world - used in salads, shakes, and skin products. However, the cucumber wasn’t always seen as a healthy veggie. In 18th century England this vegetable was actually called “cowcumber” because of fictitious rumors that it was poisonous. 

Cucumbers are considered relatively easy to grow, if planted at the right time. Two cucumber plants can produce plenty of produce for a small family. Organically grown it will eliminate exposure to pesticides and other risky substances used to extend shelf-life.

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Use these images to know if your cucumber is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each cucumber variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

8 days
Young seedling
7 days
Mature seedling
11 days
Young plant
16 days
Mature plant
19 days
Total days:
61 days

8 days
Young Seedling
7 days
Mature Seedling
11 days
Young Plant
16 days
Mature Plant
19 days
Total Days
61 days

Cucumber Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

100% of our growing experts recommend to directly sow cucumber seeds into the ground. What is direct sowing and why do I care about it?

Required germination period

4-10 days

(24 sources)
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Optimal germination period

6-11 days

(135 sources)
Required soil temp.

61.1º-101.9ºF / 16.2º-38.8ºC

(82 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

72.5º-87.4ºF / 22.5º-30.8ºC

(216 sources)
Required day temp.

69.5º-89.2ºF / 20.9º-31.8ºC

(51 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

72º-79.6ºF / 22.2º-26.4ºC

(31 sources)
Required night temp.

60.1º-81ºF / 15.6º-27.2ºC

(50 sources)
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Optimal night temp.

64.5º-67.1ºF / 18.1º-19.5ºC

(49 sources)
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Optimal seed depth

0.8 inches / 2.1 cm

(104 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

14.8 inches / 37.5 cm

(104 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

35.4 inches / 89.8 cm

(115 sources)

Cucumber Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the cucumber plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

Growmigo - Sunlight
Requires direct sunlight

(42 sources)
Required soil temp.

60.8º-95ºF / 16º-35ºC

(27 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

65.1º-71.7ºF / 18.4º-22ºC

(28 sources)
Required day temp.

68º-82.1ºF / 20º-27.8ºC

(8 sources)
Growmigo - Day Temp
Optimal day temp.

71.2º-80.2ºF / 21.8º-26.8ºC

(46 sources)
Required night temp.

60.8º-69ºF / 16º-20.6ºC

(8 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

61.7º-66.5ºF / 16.5º-19.1ºC

(48 sources)
Required sunlight hours


(93 sources)
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Optimal sunlight hours


(41 sources)
Required soil pH


(46 sources)
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Optimal soil pH


(75 sources)
Required watering amount

1.6-3.3 inches / 4.1-8.3 cm (per week)

(2 sources)
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Optimal watering amount

1-1.4 inches / 2.5-3.5 cm (per week)

(36 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

0.7 inches / 1.7 cm

(39 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

24.1 inches / 61.1 cm

(87 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

50.3 inches / 127.7 cm

(59 sources)

How difficult is it to grow cucumbers?

Growing cucumbers, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:


Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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for Cucumbers

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Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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