Growing Cucumber seeds

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This is my first attempt at growing cucumbers in my Aerogrow.

 

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WoW! I never would have
WoW! I never would have thought that cucumbers could grow in an Aerogarden.
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Welcome Appajack, good to see

Welcome Appajack, good to see another cuke grow on here.  

I think it's reasonable to expect 3 cukes, the plants struggle with more due to the capacity of the AG, I managed five (once) but it was hard work with many baby cukes shriveling up. 

Interesting to see how the bespoke AG nutrients get on, I've never tried them myself.

 

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At this point the root mass

At this point the root mass is not bad.  The roots seem to be in tight bushy clumps, not the long running roots I am use to seeing in other plants.  My thoughts was, to try and get about 3 to 4 cuc's off each plant.  It is a 7 pod unit.

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The listing I found for them

The listing I found for them said "medium length vines". Medium for a cucumber is pretty long...

How much root mass do you have in the bowl for those 3 plants? Three cukes in a little Aerogarden is pretty ambitious.

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No, it was the only the store

No, it was the only the store carried.  I planted some seedless ones from Gardenharvest.com this year, they were wonderful.  I just want to see if it is possible to grow them indoors, like the pictures in the Aerogarden book.  Yes, I am glad I did not do the Miracle Gro thing and went to bed.  My plants would of been died by morning.  I am trying to decide how tall I am going to let them get before I pitch the tops out of them (to stop them from getting longer).  I know that will limit how many fruit the plant produces, but if I don't I think I will have vines running everywhere.

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Have you grown National

Have you grown National Pickling outdoors, Appajack? Just wondering how big the plant gets.

Good thing you caught the Miracle Gro mistake quickly - the plants seem to have recovered well.

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Beth,  I am only using the

Beth,

 I am only using the nutrients that come with the aerogrow.  I tried putting some miracle grow (liquid) in it about a week ago and the leaves started to droop within 30 mins.  I had to pour all of that water out and add new water, then the leaves perked back up. 

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Thank you, I will look into

Thank you, I will look into that.  I was hoping the pictures showed, and not just be an attachment.  I used National Pickling by American Seed.  I just wanted to try it for the first time, to see if I could be done.  If it works then I will buy some better seeds.

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Hi AJ,   Cool!  Yes, please

Hi AJ,

  Cool!  Yes, please tell us what variety and what nutrients you are using!

Beth 

 

 

 

 

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Yay! Another seeker of the

Yay! Another seeker of the indoor cucumber Grail!

What variety are you trying? And is that three cucumber plants?

They look exuberantly healthy so far.

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