A species of Melon Botanical name : Cucumis sativus Genus : Melon
Cucumbers, A species of Melon
Botanical name: Cucumis sativus
Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) is a creeping vine native to South Asia. It has a long history of cultivation - mentions of its use are found in various ancient scripts, including the Bible, Epic of Gilgamesh and Pliny the Elder's "Natural History". Today, cucumbers is one of the most widely cultivated vegetable species in the world.
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Cucumis in latin means ‘cucumber’ and it was derived from the Greek word, kykyon. As this is plant is commonly planted in gardens, it is then called garden cucumber.
An absolute essential in veggie gardens, the cucumbers is one of the most commonly grown garden vegetables around the world. Its ease of care makes it widely valued by gardeners. Cucumbers plants will benefit from being grown with corn or sunflowers, which act as natural trellises. You can also plant them with marigolds to help repel bugs.
Care Guide for Cucumbers
Cucumbers plants require consistent watering 鈥?ideally, they should be given at least one inch of water per week, and usually more during the summer when temperatures are high and soil dries out faster. Though you should take care not to waterlog them, the soil around the plants should be kept from drying out. In spring and fall, when growth is slower, you can taper your watering slightly.