Added by on 2016-06-26

Have you ever grown cucumbers and been disappointed by their bitter taste and wonder what you did wrong? There are a lot of things that can go wrong and stress the cucumber plant and lead to bitter cucumbers. In this video I explain what you can do to prevent your cucumbers from being bitter and instead taste great. In addition, I pulled the winner from my grow tower give away! Happy Gardening! Finishing the Grow Towers—Water distribution to the towers and how to plant in them and the medium to be using. Related PostsTop Ten Reasons to own a garden grow tower & grow tower Give AwayEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodGrowing Cucumbers: Trellises, Preparing the Planting Bed & Using Transplants – TRG 2016Hydroponic Lettuce + Cucumbers Plants Are GROWING soo FAST!Training Squash & Cucumbers On Trellis Small Space Grow VerticalGrowing Cucumbers Vertically

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27 Comments

  • tovie davis 1 year ago

    I live in Houston also and was wondering how often do you water your garden during the week?

  • Shakaama 1 year ago

    I wish you had a camera man. I'm not epileptic but I get a little sick with the camera shaking.

  • Benjamin Bodie 1 year ago

    Great video as always…any tips on organic ways to kill or keep bugs off of the cucumber plants? Neem the best way to go?

  • Chuong Tran 1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing. ♡♡♡

  • Chuong Tran 1 year ago

    You are awesome! Can I use the same ingredients that you use for tomatoes for cucumbers?

  • szwasma 1 year ago

    nice info. quality vid. THANKX

  • OnCloudNine62 1 year ago

    What type of mulch do you use?

  • deucedeuce22oz 1 year ago

    Anyone ever hear of (or try) Sonic Bloom? I started using it this year and it's working really good. Haven't had luck with all my plants, but I think it's because of other reasons (insects/diseases). Other than that it's working great. My only worry it that the plants are growing so fast I'm worried about them using up all the nutrients in the soil. I have organic nutrients like cow compost, Azomite and micro-nutrient foliar spray, so I'm hoping that they're good enough. Just gotta do my best to add them when I'm able to. Anyone have any experience with SB or suggestions?

  • Jacqueline Chee 1 year ago

    Congratulation to Judy. So glad that you are doing a video on cucumber. This is my first year growing cucumber. Can you tell me when is the time to harvest the cucumber? I notice lots of sharp "needles" around the cucumber which I don't normally see at the store. Are they an indicator when the cucumber is ready for harvest?

  • murriah mcmaster 1 year ago

    where can I buy this grow tower?

  • Doug Tozier 1 year ago

    Jeff… sounded like you said Arizona is an ideal growing climate… PLEASE SEND US SOME OF THAT RAIN! 40 degree temp swings lately- highs near 120 and extremely dry… I have not been able to grow healthy cucumbers in 4 years. I think I might have to drain city reservoirs just to give them enough water. LOl.

  • GARDENING PLUS 1 year ago

    Hi jeff,The place for you is Canada if you don't like rain,here u get everything exept sun,as we know its june july winter,and the only thing grows here is ice cube and spruce tree.

  • Wanda Price 1 year ago

    Cucumber plant looks great. I live in Central FL and currently its in the low 90's during the day with 79% humidity. It's also been raining every day here too. How do you deal with Powdery Mildew on your cucumber plant? I've tired in the past to grow in the late spring/summer months, but the powdery mildew was too much to handle.

  • Brooklyngirl In The Caribbean 1 year ago

    Hi Jeff! Great video! Where can we purchase the grow tower?

  • California Gardening (Organic, Easy Garden Tips) 1 year ago

    Haha I hear you! The growing climates do play a major role in gardening. But hey SoCal is in a drought now and we really have to keep up with watering every day 🙂 Great guide on growing cucumbers and I like your top-down approach to growing them, will try this some time!

  • Lisa Kay 1 year ago

    Great tips! Our weather here in Houston has been crazy! My cucumbers are doing fantastic! My broccoli & cauliflower are moldy & I'm guessing it's from too much rain.

  • Rick Buisson 1 year ago

    Judy, Judy, Judy you won my grow tower that I was hoping to win. Congratulations to Judy who won the grow tower. Maybe next time.

  • Tumba Of Infinity 1 year ago

    congratulations judy!

  • Pat Guyer 1 year ago

    Thanks for taking your time to help us! I really enjoy your videos.

  • jorge palacios 1 year ago

    felicitaciones por el aporte congratulations

  • ‫حسن علاوي‬‎ 1 year ago

    the last one is not necessary

  • Henrik Brunberg 1 year ago

    Hi Donald been following your channel for a while great videos. Im thinking of building some grow towers myself and im corious about about how the foam worked in the diffrent ways you installed it in this video. Any conclusions yet?

  • Tim & Izette Grobler 1 year ago

    Hi Donald, Thank you for posting, you have solved MANY issues i have been struggling with. Congrats with your system. JUST love your straw in the verti tower, great idea..

  • The Healing Spirit 1 year ago

    Hands down -this is the most awesome aquaponics set up I've ever seen built. Your bee videos are very informative as well. A lot of what your doing is my dream for my retirement (in a year!) Subscribed. Thanks for posting your videos.

  • Tanner Stage V 1 year ago

    I can't wait to see you get the roots out of that system. Maybe another video.

  • Mark Prescott 1 year ago

    So what happened with the straw? What issues did you have that caused you to change? I am guessing that you used the heat gun on the grow towers to bend out the bottom and bend in the top of the growing positions. How has your Ph, Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels been? Are you still hosting multiple breeds of fish? Last update I saw you had Tilapia, Trout, and Perch. I saw your recirculating set up to increase the water temperature for the Tilapia.

  • Richard Taylor 1 year ago

    looks like the pond filter media will work well. :)