Cucumber

Cucumber

This is a vegetable that is mostly used in salads and apparently said to be good for the Nails, Skin And even Hair 

Now let’s talk about how easy it is to grow cucumbers. They are easy to plant, easy to care for as well as harvest. Additionally, they do very well during hot weather. Cucumbers can easily be grown in open fields, in containers or small buckets. As long as you keep them watered and picked, a typical cucumber plant will continue to produce fruit for a number of weeks

Naturally the cucumber takes between 50 – 60 days from planting to harvest and if taken care of well, you will continue having a good harvest for lots of weeks. Be sure to harvest your cucumbers very early in the morning and at the right time to avoid loss of flavor. Pick at least once after every two days.

Cucumbers need at least 6 – 8 Hours of direct sunlight. There are different varieties of cucumbers. They vary in color, size and different uses. They are great in salads, soups and dips. Many people who grow cucumbers use them to make homemade pickles. They are said to have very high water content and they are very low in calories. If you pick them while they're young, cucumbers can add a nice taste to different foods 

There are many types of seeds just to name a few and there prices the high breed and  the local. Here are the prices 

TRINIDAD

NUMBER OF SEED
COST OF SEEDS

100 
1500
 500 7200 

LOCAL

NUMBER OF SEED
COST OF SEEDS
10 grams100
50 grams300
100 grams600

To start cucumber farming on  ½ an acre piece of land you will need  about ksh/= 13000

Said a very happy Peterson Wanjema  in Murang’a , This was Peterson’s Breakdown 

ACREAGE
RENT
SEEDS
LABOR
HARVESTING
CHEMICALS,FERTILIZER,MANURE
1/230001000200040003000

Peterson spent  13,000 kenyan shillings and made at least 30,000 kenyan shillings from his first harvest giving him a profit of 17,000 kenyan shillings. After the first harvest he kept getting a higher and better harvest.



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