Cucino Cucumbers #2

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Cucumbers #2 for me:

6 day old babies:

Two for the ag and two to be planted in an earthbox under fluorescent lights in the basement.

Day 29.  Floramato nutes EC 1.8, pH 6.0. 

 Day 67. Floramato nutes EC 2.4, pH 6.0.  First cuc set.

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Beth:  Different varieties

Beth:  Different varieties definitely produce differently per my own experiments with 2 varieties.  My next buy will be one grown for greenhouses.  What do y'all think?

 

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Wow, Beth, thanks for

Wow, Beth, thanks for posting. Those don't look so bad! Better than most of my outdoor cukes looked this fungusy summer. Is one plant a lot healthier than the other? Like, would cutting down to one for better light penetration help, maybe? Just a thought.

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Hi All,  By popular demand -

Hi All,

 By popular demand - sad cucino cucs in the AG.  But - 5 cucs in January is OK.  At least I can say I grew cucumbers in an aerogarden!  Next grow I will try a different variety!

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I agree Beth, it is possible

I agree Beth, it is possible to grow a cuke in an AG but the crop is rather poor.

I've given up now, the leaves start to degrade after the first proper cukes are produced and all those little cukes just shrivel up. I think it would still keep producing, but, the whole plant is just in such a sorry state you feel like putting it out of it's misery...

I'd also like to see the poor plant, I guess it's the same as we all have experienced though.

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Sure, I'm curious what they

Sure, I'm curious what they look like, especially a closeup of a leaf going bad!

So 5 cukes from 2 plants in 2.5 mos in the AG? Well... possible, yes. 15 from 2 plants certainly better. Is it just lack of light that is limiting the Earthbox cukes, you think? I haven't gotten great yields from my growbox cukes outdoors. Was plotting my summer garden this afternoon, and thinking I'd try a few Japanese cukes in the ground this year.

18F and 15 mph winds in shoreline CT... but they keep revising the overnight temperature forecast downward Because the temperature keeps falling beneath the prior forecast low.

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Sure, I'm curious what they

Sure, I'm curious what they look like, especially a closeup of a leaf going bad!

So 5 cukes from 2 plants in 2.5 mos in the AG? Well... possible, yes. 15 from 2 plants certainly better. Is it just lack of light that is limiting the Earthbox cukes, you think? I haven't gotten great yields from my growbox cukes outdoors. Was plotting my summer garden this afternoon, and thinking I'd try a few Japanese cukes in the ground this year.

18F and 15 mph winds in shoreline CT... but they keep revising the overnight temperature forecast downward Because the temperature keeps falling beneath the prior forecast low.

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Hi All,   So, it IS possible

Hi All,

  So, it IS possible to grow cucumbers in an aerogarden.  Picked one tonite.  I guestimate I'll get 5 total from this grow.  The plants look awful.  But the earthbox plants look pretty bad, too (but I can say I'll get at least 15 from the eb).  Do you all want to see the awful plants?  Not many people want to see pics of crunchy plants!  By the way, I've upped the EC to the ag cucs to 2.2 the past two weeks to get the cucs to fatten up.  All cucs tasted good! 

Beth  (24 F and 35 MPH winds in Southern Maryland today - Brrr)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crossing my fingers for you,

Crossing my fingers for you, after Cuke III failed I'm hoping you get better results.

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They look pretty good! I'd

They look pretty good! I'd clip off the bottom crunchy leaves, tho.

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Day 35, not looking great,

Day 35, not looking great, but starting to show baby cucs:

 

 

 

 

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