Cucumber does very well when planted in compost, just open the soil, pour compost and plant the seed, you will get best yield, supplement this with organic liquid fertilizers (Seaweed Extracts) before fruiting, affirmed Kalusam, a crop farmer expert.
In a submission by Kolawole Rauf, an agronomist at Dizengoff Nigeria,
You will need a balanced fertilizer NPK 15.15.15 or NPK 20.20.20 as basal application at planting between 30 – 50g per planting hole. Potassium based fertilizer with minimum 46% Potassium (K) at flower initiation, and calcium based fertilizer at the same time. The rate and frequency of application depends on the fertilizer type available.
herbicide can be used to control weeds. These two methods have their benefits and limitations; however weed can be effectively controlled without the use of herbicide by making use of Mulching films to cover beds and using agricultural waste like rice straw to cover the furrow. Where there is no waste, herbicide can be used to control the furrow weeds. Herbicide could be injurious if allowed to touch cucumber plant. The use of mulching film has drastically reduced the cost of weeding.