Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse

Growing Cucumbers in a GreenhouseGrowing cucumbers in a greenhouse is reasonably easy.  They do require frequent watering, and a support to climb up, but are absolutely worth the effort.  They are very productive plants and most families will only need a few plants.  Home grown cucumbers have a vastly superior flavour and texture to any shop bought cucumbers and are well worth the effort.  You can also grow cucumbers outdoors, but those grown in the greenhouse will produce cucumbers earlier and for longer.


How to Grow Greenhouse Cucumbers – QUICKSTART GUIDE
  • Greenhouse cucumbers - when to plantSow in 8cm (3in) pots April to May
  • Transplant into larger pots, grow bags or directly in the soil May to June
  • Provide support
  • Water little and often – do not allow cucumbers to dry out or to become waterlogged
  • Greenhouse cucumbers - Growing cucumbers in a greenhousePinch out growing tips when they reach top of supports to encourage bushy growth
  • Cucumbers are ready for picking about 3 months after sowing and will continue cropping until the end of September
  • Cut the cucumbers when they are about 15 to 20cm (6 to 8in) long and still green

Greenhouse Cucumber Varieties

Cucumber SeedsCarmen– excellent yields, bitter-free fruit, excellent disease resistance, ideal for organic gardeners. We’ve grown this many times and have been seriously impressed.
Swing – very good yields, long dark green fruit, very good slicing cucumber, excellent disease resistance
Baribal – early maturing, heavy yields, short dark green fruit
Prima Top – fairly compact, good disease resistance, long bitter-free fruits, RHS Award of Garden Merit
Picolino – mini cucumbers, juicy and crisp, good disease resisitance

Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse

1. Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse – QUICKSTART GUIDE
2. Planting Cucumbers in a Greenhouse – How and when to plant cucumbers in a greenhouse
3. Picking and Preserving Cucumbers – How and when to harvest and preserve cucumbers
4. Cucumber Growing Tips – Some tips to help you grow greenhouse cucumbers
5. Cucumber Pests, Problems and Diseases – Help is at hand for troublesome greenhouse cucumbers
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