- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Growing to around half the size of a normal cucumber plant, the Salad Bush Cucumber Plant is ideal for a patio or balcony or if you are simply running out of growing space. With its bush-like habit, it is perfectly suited to growing in a container with a bit of support. With good fungal disease resistance, Salad Bush Cucumber is easy to grow and a great first cucumber plant to try your hand at. You could be harvesting its 8-inch-long, tasty, green cukes in a matter of weeks.
Salad Bush Cucumber Care
As with all cucumber plants, Salad Bush cannot tolerate low temperatures or frost and should only be placed outside once the temperatures are consistently above 65 °F. Preferring to be grown in full sun, Salad Bush thrives when grown in a sheltered south-facing spot. To support its growth and prolific fruit production, a rich and fertile soil that is free-draining is recommended.
Growing Salad Bush Cucumber Plant
Even though the Salad Bush Cucumber Plant remains amazingly compact and tends to only grow to a maximum height and spread of 3-4 feet, it will still benefit from a trellis or stake to support it. This cucumber can either be grown outdoors in a sunny spot out of the wind or in a greenhouse or polytunnel. When given enough sunlight and warmth, Salad Bush Cucumber can produce pickable fruits in around 57 days.
When growing Salad Bush in a container, a minimum pot width of 12-16 inches is recommended. As with all cukes, a fresh and fertile compost is required to help supply the nutrients they require.
Watering Salad Bush Cucumber Plant
For a continuous supply of tasty cucumbers all summer long, it is important to keep the soil as consistently moist as possible. With a tendency to dry out more quickly than when planted in the ground, any container-grown plants will need to be watered frequently.
Feeding Salad Bush Cucumber Plant
To help ensure this cucumber remains healthy and productive all season long, a fertilizer should be applied. Once the first flowers begin to form, a liquid vegetable feed can be applied every 2 to 4 weeks.
Salad Bush Cucumber Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Habit: Spreading, Trailing
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: N/A
|Uses: Groundcovers, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Goodness Grows
|Common Name: Salad Bush Cucumber Plant
|Other Name(s): Salad Bush Cucumber
|Scientific Name: Cucumber 'Salad Bush'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.