Cucumbers are, believe it or not, a fruit as they contain the seeds on the inside of the cucumber. Growing cucumbers is relatively straightforward, with the key things that cucumber plants need being space and water. When it comes to culinary uses, cucumbers are often considered a core salad ingredient, but they can also be used to dress sandwiches and pickling cucumbers has been historically popular. The wonderful thing about growing cucumbers from seed is that they are delicious snack for the entire family to enjoy, making them perfect for growing (and eating) with young kids. Just ensure they have a little patience, as cucumbers can take a while to develop from seed to a full size.