Plant in full sun and rich soil. Keep the soil consistently moist (not soggy). Row covers can be used to protect seedlings from slugs, snails, beetles and other insects. Remove the covers when the plants flower to ensure pollination occurs.
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Bitterness in cucumbers can be caused by temperature variation of more than 20 degrees, moisture stress, and storage of cucumbers near other ripening vegetables. Avoid growing cucumbers in cool or shaded locations and provide uniform moisture and ample nutrients to ensure a good yield of quality fruit. Select the new hybrid varieties since bitterness has been much less of a problem in these. Sometimes bitterness can be removed by peeling away the skin and outer flesh and the removing the stem end.