Cucumbers are great in salad, great in sauces (like tzatziki), flavorful in infused water, and good for slicing or pickling. Few fruits have so many different uses.
The difficulty with cucumbers has been the large and consistent amount of water these plants need. For best production, cucumbers need water almost every day in a raised bed garden. This places a terrible strain on most gardeners, who have better things to do than lug a watering can into the garden.
|Two cucumber plants growing in our Central Indiana test garden - by early September these two plants had produced 45 cucumbers!|
The Waterboxx works wonderfully to grow trees - allowing native and important non-native trees to be established with no watering after planting. .
When the Waterboxx is placed around garden plants, it functions the same way as with trees. The garden plants, like cucumbers, get consistent amounts of moisture all day with their roots never drying out. The Waterboxxes only need refilling with water if there is no rain for several weeks (the Waterboxx reservoir completely refills with 4 inches of rainfall).
We planted two cucumber plants in our raised bed garden, placed a Waterboxx around them, and then did nothing besides train the vines on a string trellis. Our results were astounding. We had over 45 full sized cucumbers be produced in our short, northern summer. The cucumbers kept producing even in periods without rain due to the ingenious design of the Waterboxx.
Why not try out the Waterboxx in your garden? It can save you time, effort, while ensuring better harvests. The Waterboxx has been used to grow cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, melons, eggplants, zucchini, squash and pumpkins. You can learn more about the Waterboxx here or buy the Waterboxx here.
If you would like to learn how to grow plants without watering with the Waterboxx, the best resource is the book The Waterboxx Gardener: How to Mimic Nature, Stop Watering, and Start Enjoying Your Garden available here on Amazon.com.