Reusing Eggshells...There are so many things you can use egg shells for in your garden....Eggshells will add calcium and other minerals to your compost pile. Birds love the shells. They are also great to add to garden soil around tomatoes and peppers.....Many other ways to reuse them on this site.
Plant BFFs. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.
Here are some tips for growing cucumbers by the ThriftyFun community. Feed Cucumbers Often Remember cucumbers are heavy feeders so be sure to feed them often. I use a weak solution of miracle grow or the generic/store brand weekly and this year I have gotten more cucumbers than ever. Cucumbers need lots of rich soil, lots of manure and heat and water.
When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.