Top Mistakes When Growing Cucumber Plants on Your Balcony


Growing cucumber plants on your balcony is a great way to enjoy fresh produce without having to worry about taking up space in your garden. It’s also a great way to have fun with children, teaching them about growing food and nutrition at the same time. The only thing that can get in the way of this healthy hobby is making mistakes! In today’s blog post, we’re going to bust some common myths around growing cucumber plants so you can have success with this delicious vegetable from seed to table.

Are you a wannabe green thumb and passionate about your cucumbers? Great! This article is for you.

Are you a wannabe green thumb and passionate about your cucumbers? Great! This article is for you.

Cucumbers are delicious, nutritious, and easy to grow—if you know what you’re doing. The problem is that many people don’t know how to grow cucumbers on their balconies and end up with a handful of shriveled-up vines and nothing to show for their efforts. Don’t let this happen to you! We want your balcony garden to be successful so we have provided some tips that will get the most out of your plants while avoiding common mistakes along the way.

1. Cucumber plants need room to grow

  • Cucumber plants need room to grow.

Cucumbers are vine-like plants that need space to spread out and grow upward, so you’ll have a hard time growing them vertically on a small balcony. If you plan on planting cucumbers, be sure that your balcony has enough room for them to sprawl out as they reach for the sun above!

  • You can’t give them too much water or sunlight

Like most plants, cucumbers thrive in warm temperatures and lots of sunshine (they like direct sunlight), but they also require moist soil so make sure the area where you’re planting is well-watered before sowing your seeds or transplanting seedlings into bigger pots outside on your balcony!

2. Don’t over-water (or under-water)

The second most frequent mistake is not watering your cucumber plants enough or too much. But don’t worry, we can help! Read on for some tips on how often to water and how much water your cucumber plants need.

When it comes to watering your cucumbers, there are two main things you need to be aware of: over-watering and under-watering. If you’re not careful with either of these, they can both result in death for your plant—which means no more cukes!

If your soil feels dry at least two inches below the surface before you water again (you can use a stick or pencil to test this), then it’s safe to say that your plant isn’t getting enough moisture. However if the top of the soil feels moist but there is nothing further down than six inches—and especially if there are signs of mold or fungus—then it’s time for an extra dose of H 2 O! Keep in mind that these are general guidelines; different cultivars may have different needs so make sure that whatever variety you choose requires less or more watering than average before planting them outdoors this summer.”

3. Don’t let bugs get in the way

Don’t let bugs get in the way. If you find bugs on your plants, pick them off and put them in a bucket of soapy water. The soapy water will kill the bug and prevent it from coming back again.

When growing cucumber plants on your balcony, it’s important to keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, beetles or slugs that could harm your crops. You can use insecticides to control these pests but make sure you do not spray when temperatures are above 25 degrees Celsius or below 5 degrees Celsius as this may kill off beneficial insects such as ladybirds and lacewings which play an important role in keeping pest populations under control

4. Find the best fertilizer blend

When it comes to fertilizer, you can’t just pick up a bottle off the shelf and apply it to your plants. Fertilizer blends are important for having the right nutrients for your plants—but what makes these blends different from one another? It all depends on what kind of plant you’re growing, as well as how long it’s been since you last fertilized.

For example: if you’re growing lettuce from seedlings, then using a high nitrogen fertilizer at this point will give them the energy they need to grow quickly before going into the ground. But if you’re planting a mature plant in soil that hasn’t been cared for in years (and thus lacks essential minerals), only applying nitrogen won’t do much good—you’ll end up with yellowing leaves instead of healthy green ones!

The same goes for different kinds of gardens too; some soils may have better drainage than others so they need less water while others might need more frequent watering due to their poor drainage capabilities which can lead

5. Humidity is king

Humidity is critical for cucumber plants. It helps the plant to absorb water and nutrients, as well as carbon dioxide and oxygen. Without humidity, your cucumber plants won’t be able to keep their leaves fresh or grow properly.

For this reason, it’s important to monitor the humidity levels in your apartment or house when you’re growing cucumbers. If you notice that the air feels dry, there are a few things that you can do:

  • Keep the windows open during rainy days so that moisture from outside will come inside (humidity).
  • Add some water plants around your balcony so that they release more moisture into the air (humidity).

You can have success growing cucumber plants on your balcony, but make sure you avoid these common mistakes.

When growing cucumbers on your balcony, there are a few things you should avoid. This will help to ensure that your cucumber plants grow well and produce lots of fruit.

  • Cucumbers need a lot of space. You can only fit one or two plants in a small container, so make sure you have plenty of room in your garden area before planting them!
  • Be careful to give them enough water and sunlight – too much shade will make the plant go dormant and not produce any fruit at all.


We hope this article has inspired you to give growing cucumbers a try. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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