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Mini Munch Cucumber

Hi all, I'm new here. New as in new to gardening, and new to the forum. Started gardening only 2 months ago but it already feels like a lifetime haha. 

Ive also been a non registered reader of the forums here and unbeknown to you, you guys and gals have helped me out already so much! I feel like I "know" you regulars here :) 

Anyway enough waffle, on to the question! 

I'm currently growing 2 mini munch cucumbers (started almost 2 weeks ago) and I know they are an indoor variety.... BUT I really have no space to grow them indoors indefinitely! When I brought the seeds (remember I am new to gardening)  I just said to myself I'll grow them outdoors regardless of what the packet says; however now my 'babies' are healthy and growing Im scared putting them outside will be a sure death sentence.

Does anyone have any advice for me? They are currently in the conservatory and I REALLY dont have the space to leave them there - and no greenhouse. I am just outside of the north of London. 

Many thanks for any advice


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Hi @Sabina1486 😀 Welcome aboard.
    I've never grown 'mini munch' but a nosey on Mr Google tells me they're half-hardy, so probably won't be happy with a sudden drop in temperature.
    If you can't keep them in the conservatory, do you have space in the garden for one of those temporary plastic greenhouses? A tomato growhouse type (without the shelves) would be ideal.

    If this is possible, you will need to give them a transition period of "hardening off" before you leave them permanently outside. Usually you put them out in the daytime and bring them in at night for a week or so until they get used to their new climate.
    Roll the door flap open on hot days to avoid condensation and overheating issues as it can get scorchio in those things.... I speak from experience 😳
  • Sabina13Sabina13 Posts: 113
    edited July 2019
    Thank you kitty for your response. I dont however have garden space for a small plastic greenhouse either (we only have walkway space). Perhaps I'll leave them be in the conservatory; meaning it'll be out of use for all the humans... but at least we might get some home grown cucumbers ;) 
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