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Dans

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How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« on: October 16, 2012, 05:17:01 pm »
Hi

I was just wondering what size people harvested their cucumbers at? I have some that are nowhere near supermarket size but I still think are quite impressive and I'm not sure if to leave them to grow on. The plants are trying to put out new ones as well and seem to be struggling a little under the weights.

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bloomer

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 05:18:45 pm »
when i last grew them which was a few years back most were smaller than supermarket ones, apart from the odd one that got missed and ended up huge!!!


the small ones usually tasted better!!!

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 05:44:11 pm »
I'd be happy if the ones on my plant got beyond 2 inches before shrivelling ::)
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deepinthewoods

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 06:22:56 pm »
i would take them off as soon as they are a reasonable size, to allow the younger fruit to grow, get em in before the frost takes them. :thumbsup:

Dans

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 06:28:46 pm »
6-7 inches sound reasonable?  :innocent:

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 06:46:24 pm »
I had a huge one this year  :eyelashes:,but,tbh,I did not notice it hidden under the end of a potting bench. Unfortunately it was a bit on the tough side so I have put it away  :thinking:









For the seeds next year :-J

deepinthewoods

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:03:18 pm »
6-7 inches sound reasonable?  :innocent:

Dans
water well and give them a couple of days i reckon.

Dans

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 08:41:16 pm »
Will do. Shall pick at the weekend. Thanks guys  :thumbsup:

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Red

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Re: How big to let the cucumbers grow?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 12:47:07 pm »
I found a great book in the works book exchange on picking and there was a recipie for cucumbers so if you have too many let me know and i will dig it out
 
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