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Tasty Green Cucmbers

Growing cucumbers for the first time this year - the only one I could get was Tasty Green.  It is quite a healthy looking specimen but I'm now not sure whether it's the right type for a greenhouse.  I've nowhere for it to go outside so it's the greenhouse or nothing - any assistance would be appreciated.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It's an outdoor type but can also be grown in a greenhouse.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • The Bird LadyThe Bird Lady Posts: 188

    Oh thanks very much Bob.  image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I'd put it in the shadiest part of your greenhouse, if you have such an area.  It's an F1 variety so will be quite vigorous.  Make sure you keep picking the fruit when it is ready as any left on too long can stop the plant from producing more flowers. 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • The Bird LadyThe Bird Lady Posts: 188

    Will do, thanks again Bob.

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    The cucumber is making good progress and now has side shoots and tendrils.  I've put a couple of wires up to the roof of the greenhouse, Do I take out the side shoots?

    Last edited: 10 June 2017 09:49:48

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,976

    I'm also growing cue's for the 1st time and got some good basic info from this little video. I was a bit taken aback about the amount of fertilisers they used but the results look great

    I've let each of the side shoots on mine develop 2 cue's then pinched out the growing tip.
    Mine is now about 4ft tall and has a scary amount of baby cue's

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It's looking great, TBL! image

    Don't pinch the sideshoots out yet as they will usually form flowers.  Once you have a fruit set on a sideshoot, count 2 leaves from the fruit and pinch out there.  If flowers don't develop on a sideshoot pinch it out when 2ft long.  The above is from the RHS site:

    Is that a wire for it to climb up I can see behind the pot?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob, it's great to have your advice!

    Yes there are about three wires that slide along a horizontal one so that I can adjust them where necessary.

  • grannykgrannyk Posts: 14

    I potted on 3 cucumbers, 1 has died and 1 of the remaining 2 has yellow patches on the leaves, I have grown cucumber before with no problems but its not looking good this year. Any advice would be appreciated. 


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