Cucumber Poinsett- Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a creeper plant which adapts in well-drained, light soil that has good water holding capacity. Cucumber matures very quickly so harvest them often to keep the plants productive. It is ready for harvest when small and the seeds are still soft, and when fruit length is 3 to 4 inches for pickling types and 6 to 8 inches for slicing type. The fruit is a very low calorie vegetable which contains unique anti-oxidants such as ß-carotene and α-carotene, zea-xanthin and lutein. It is also a good source of Potassium, vitamin A, C and K, and fiber from its peel.