Want Sweeter Cucumbers?
If you want your cucumbers to be sweeter simply plant them alongside sunflowers. As they grow, the cucumber tendrils will use the heavy sunflower stalks for climbing support and you'll have the sweetest cucumbers you've ever eaten.
This is known as companion planting; When you plant and combine certain plants together they can benefit each other and impact the plants health, taste and yield. When planted using this method each plant then selects and rejects certain nutrients which can alter their flavors (aka make them sweeter by absorbing the nutrient that makes them bitter to begin with).
For more Companion Planting tips on getting the most from your garden, check out our Companion Planting Page.
If you've purchased cucumbers and want to avoid bitterness that they sometimes contain, try this simple Bitter Cucumber Cure.
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