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Cucumber Seeds

Cucumber seeds epitomize the summer. The cucumber plant bears fruits with a refreshing crunch. This beloved crop demands full sunlight with well-drained soil for its vines to thrive. As an annual plant, cucumbers proliferate, producing a high yield. This makes them one of the most favored vegetables for growing in home gardens.

Survival Garden Seeds offers a wide assortment of cucumber seeds for sale. They include pickling cucumber seeds, burpless cucumber seeds and mini cucumber seeds. We even carry unusual cucumber-like varieties, Mexican Cucamelon and Armenian Cucumber. Our selection includes varieties that thrive outdoors planted directly in the ground, on a patio, or in a container.

Growing Cucumber Seeds in Your Vegetable Garden

  • Many varieties for different tastes
  • For fresh use, pickling, or specialty culinary uses
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Use a trellis to train vertical growth and save space


Cucumbers originated from South Asia and have been cultivated for at least 3000 years, sperading all over the world over time. Cucumber seeds grow into vines that produce a refreshing snack, with many culinary uses. They can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 11. Planting times vary depending on local weather patterns and cucumber varieties.


Knowing when to plant cucumber seeds will help you cultivate a vigorous plant. Plant the seeds directly in the garden bed when the danger of frost is over. The soil should be warm. Starting cucumber seeds indoors is also easy and can extend the growing season. Sow the seeds at least four weeks before the final frost, transplanting the seedling to the garden when the first true leaves emerge. The sowing depth is about half to 1 inch, spaced 6 to 10 inches apart in rows. For climbing varieties, use trellises as support. This will save garden space and help in disease prevention by improving airflow.


As your cucumber plant takes root, it requires consistent watering. Water continues to be crucial, especially during fruit formation. Use a balanced fertilizer in the early stages of growth to encourage good development. Keep harmful insects and diseases on your radar, managing them promptly. When cucumbers firm and reach the desired size, they are ready for harvest.

With our cucumber seeds, gardeners everywhere can delight in the process of growing a healthy summer snack in their backyard. Harvesting cucumbers after watching them grow is a joy for all who try it. Refreshing salads, hydrating snacks, or pickles—cucumbers are adored by everyone!

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