Production of greenhouse cucumbers has expanded rapidly in the last few years. The increasing popularity of thin skinned, seedless and sweet flavoured varieties compared to traditional field grown cucumbers, as well as development of new ‘snacking’ types, has seen this sector grow.

Greenhouse cucumbers can be one of the most productive of all crops. However, this productivity relies on accurate control of irrigation, plant nutrition and the growing environment, as well as effective management of pests and diseases. Only healthy plants can produce a high quality, marketable and profitable crop.

This manual provides basic guidance on growing greenhouse cucumbers. The focus is on modern, controlled environment production. However, much of the included information is relevant to all cucumber growers and, indeed, greenhouse producers more generally.