Can Cucumber Be Mulched With Straw And How To Measure Watering System Output

Question From: VIRGINIA
Q: Should I put straw around my cucumber plants? When watering how can I know if I am giving them an inch of water?

A: You can use straw as a mulch. To measure the output of your watering tuna cans around the area and run the water for 20 minutes. Then measure the depth of the water and do the math. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.