Cool and crisp, cucumbers are a summertime favorite. Choose from the long and smooth slicing types for fresh eating or the blockier pickling varieties. Little space? Choose a bush-type cucumber. These little wonders are also suitable for containers and Grow Tubs. Also consider allowing your cucumber vines to climb up trellises. Live in a northern zone or want a head-start on cucumbers? Start your seeds indoors and transplant the seedlings when the weather warms. Or, seed directly into the ground in warmer zones.