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62. More about Cucumbers
Gardeners are often fond of growing cucumbers because they are an easy treat that does not cost much to start, the amount of vegetables that you get from these plants are often great and because you can grow cucumbers from seeds with little trouble. Cucumbers can be started in the greenhouse easily using small seed containers to start and then transplanting to larger pots or even to your outdoor garden as needed.
If you are going to keep your cucumbers in the greenhouse over the winter you might only have time to transplant them once so going from the starter seed containers to a much larger pot at one time might be your easiest method so you donít have to handle the plants to much during the early stages of life.
When you are stating your cucumbers you will notice that they will germinate in just a few days Ė two or three when you use a hot source (the propagating bed) and maybe just a few days longer if you are going to start cucumbers in your pots with out using a direct heat source. After your cucumber plants start growing full-formed leaves you can consider it safe to transplant them into a larger pot.
As your cucumbers get larger you will notice that they will need staked up so that they will not hang and get bent or crushed by other plants, and you will also want to stake up your cucumbers so that you can watch the type of flowers that are growing and you can cut off the non vegetable producing flowers so that your vegetable producing flowers will get more nutrients and you will have better tasting cucumbers.
If you have non flowering shoots growing from your cucumber plant, or from another part of the vine itself you should trim these back so that you can push nutrients to the other essential parts of the plant.
Some gardeners think that October and November is the end of the growing season in the greenhouse for cucumbers but if you keep your greenhouse on the warm side and if needed, you use grow lights, you will be successful during the winter months as well.
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