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Author Topic: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?  (Read 3030 times)

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swaine

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Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« on: April 30, 2010, 20:30 »
I've got some F1 Burpless Tasty Green plants which seem to have germinated OK (so far!).

I've never grown cucumbers before. How tall do these F1 Burpless Tasty Green grow? Also do you have to train them up a support, or are they OK to ramble along the ground on some sort of matting?



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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 20:38 »
Hi they grow about 3ft high if you train them nice cues though if you let them ramble along the ground they will be shorter and probably bendy

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 23:14 »
I grow mine in large pots and they clamber up an old trellis attached to my shed. I tie them in as they ascend

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 23:16 »
I think you'll find they grow a lot more than 3ft.....
When they hit the top of the greenhouse nip the tip out.....
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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 23:20 »
BTG is an outdoor ridge variety and they don't get that tall

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 00:02 »
my telegraph usually grow to 4-5 ft , only one plant per greenhouse though

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 11:22 »
I grow mini cukes.

I tie then to a cane at the ends of the tomato rows then when they reach the top of the cane they're trined horizontally along the top of the tomatoes. They keep going until the end of the season so don't know if there is a finite limit.

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 00:14 »
I've now taken the seedlings out of the propagator and put them in the unheated greenhouse. They don't seem to have made any progress since the first two leaves appeared in the propagator. Is this normal or is it too cold for them?

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 19:37 »
I've now taken the seedlings out of the propagator and put them in the unheated greenhouse. They don't seem to have made any progress since the first two leaves appeared in the propagator. Is this normal or is it too cold for them?

Many seedlings "pause" at the seed-leaf stage for a bit, but it sounds like yours have stalled for more than just a bit - when did you sow them?
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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 09:25 »
Ive 'weened' ours off the propagator - first took lid off for a couple of days, and back on at night (radiator on underneath too, so nice warm air), then sat ontop of prop for a couple of days. They have now got their first true leaf and have graduated to the windowsill!! Will try them in the greenhouse by day and then back in at night maybe this week? Seems to have worked ok so far!!

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 16:01 »
Will try them in the greenhouse by day and then back in at night maybe this week?

I don't see any reason not to do that straight away - the greenhouse will be a better light than the windowsill. If it is a cold night I would bring them in early / put them out late, but other than that I don't see why a greenhouse wouldn't suit them best. Keep them out of a draft (so not by a door open ajar, or near a louvre-vent) and don't let them cook by not opening the top vents :) but other than that its hard to get conditions in a greenhouse that won't be favourable.

You might want to invest in a Max/Min thermometer so you can discover what temperature your greenhouse falls to overnight, and use that to judge when you can leave them in the greenhouse overnight - Toms and Cues ideally want a minimum temperature of 10C in order to keep growing (and not "stall")

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2010, 19:02 »
they will grow about twenty feet tall thats the variety i grow in greenhouse i let mine grow to the wire then around three feet along the wire then take the tip off other wise its to much for the plant

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Re: Cucumbers. How tall do they grow?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010, 19:19 »
Youve hit the nail on the head there Kristen! Ooop north here its still pretty chilly - could be down to freezing again tomorrow night apparently!



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