Marketmore cucumbers any advice

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Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« on: April 23, 2011, 18:00 »
I am growing cucumbers for the first time this year and have half a dozen little plants that have just popped up. From reading what others have written they seem to like to die for any excuse. I only really have space for a couple of plants in the greenhouse along with everything else I am growing. The packet suggests they can be grown outside. Any advice on when to plant out, how many cucumbers would I expect from a plant, any other tips?

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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 18:36 »
Marketmore is an outdoor ridge type cucumber.  It needs fertilisation by insects and bees to produce fruit and might not do so well in a greenhouse.
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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 18:44 »
We grew marketmore indoors last year (our first go) as it turned out to be too cold outdoors as planned. Huge crop! :D All depends where you are....
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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 19:46 »
Agree with Ice that they are best grown outdoors but if you leave your greenhouse door open through the day you will probably have bees come in - I had about half a dozen in the GH one day this week.

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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 20:05 »
Loads of bees in mine too and a couple of hummingbird hawkmoths. :)

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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 23:23 »
Thanks for the advice so far - I have been told I should not put outdoor toms out until the end of May is this the same for cucumbers?

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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 23:30 »
Thanks for the advice so far - I have been told I should not put outdoor toms out until the end of May is this the same for cucumbers?

Definitely! (Tomatoes are as tough as old boots compared to cucumbers!)  :wacko:
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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 07:48 »
Hoping my marketmore last that long ! I put 10 seeds in individual 3 " pots and all came up opened the first leaves (seed?) then promptly decided to commit suicide have 3 left so may have to sow some more.

Thanks Springlands for the recomendation in a previous thread.
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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 09:16 »
I've never had any suicide problems with outdoor cucumbers, but I've no idea why. Last year I did Marketer and they were brilliant so I'm doing them again this year. I sowed them on 10th April, they all came straight up and I pricked them out a week later. Last year I stuck them in growbags next to the espalier cherry tree and they climbed all the way up it, like triffids, and gave me a huge crop.

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Re: Marketmore cucumbers any advice
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 10:47 »
Of all cucumbers, Marketmore are definitely the hardiest and very prolific.  I've never had any problems with them - whether growing along the ground or up a trellis  :D  Last year I also grew La Diva and Crystal Lemon outside and they too were great



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