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I grow cucumbers because of their contribution to sandwiches. They also make an important contribution to the delicious Spanish soup salmorejo.

What I wish I was better at is timing cucumbers to ripen at the same time as other crops, especially tomatoes. Most years my cucumbers are passed their best just when my tomatoes are ripening. I sow my cucumbers at the same time as my tomato seeds, but they fruit several weeks before.

See our page on how to grow cucumbers.