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'Growing Cucumbers In Pots'

Growing salad crops from seed

Cucumber Greenhouse varieties sow early in the year singly in small pots of compost with the seeds about 0.5in (1.25cm) deep. Germination takes 3 - 15 days at 70-75F (21-24C). Plant singly into 5in pots and grow on at about 65F (18C). Plant out at the four-leaf stage into large pots or growing bags…

Cucumbers - An expert viewpoint

…Viewpoint on Cucumbers with Colin Randel Modern 'all female hybrid' cucumbers provide such an abundance of fruit that a gardener needs only one or two plants to feed a whole family. May is the ideal time to start growing your own crops either from seed in the greenhouse or in pots ready to plant…

How to Grow Cucumbers

…you have the right type for your garden before you start sowing. You can grow cucumbers in the ground, in growbags and even in containers. View all of our cucumber seed varieties. Different types of cucumber Growing cucumber plants is really quite easy once you understand that there are two main…

What to do in the garden in July

…being potted on into progressively larger pots. * • Train cucumber stems upwards instead of trailing over the ground, to make the most of the space available. Simply tie in their long stems to vertical wires or a wigwam of poles. * • If you're growing aubergines pinch out the growing tip…

What to do in the garden in August

…Put cuttings in moist, well-drained potting compost (one part grit to one part compost) and place in a cold frame. * • Established clumps of chives can be divided now. * • On a dry sunny day, collect seeds of herbs such as dill, fennel, caraway and chervil and dry in a warm spot out…

How To Grow Courgettes

in containers Courgettes grow very well in containers. Choose pots of around 10litres in size (a builder's bucket with holes drilled in the bottom would be ideal). Fill pots with a quality multipurpose compost, high in organic matter. For the best results when growing courgettes in pots, plant in

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 26th July 2013

…you tell me why my baby cucumbers go yellow and shrivel up when there are others growing away without any problems. This happens most years when I grow them in my greenhouse. Open to suggestions. Am I doing something wrong? Answer: Hi Rachel, it sounds like your cucumbers haven't been pollinated -…

What to sow and grow in June

cucumber and gherkin seeds in individual pots or modules. * • Sow runner beans and french beans either under cover, sowing individually into module trays, or directly outside where they are to grow. * • Sow winter cabbage seeds now as they require a long growing season. Start them off in a…

What to sow and grow in April

…sow and grow in April Find out what to plant in April with our seasonal list of flowers, fruit, vegetables and seeds. These can be ordered now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months! Flowers to sow and grow In the greenhouse / indoors * • Sunflowers can be sown now in pots

What to sow and grow in March

…greenhouse growing, sow cucumbers and gherkins in warmth now. * • Sow tomato seeds under glass for greenhouse cultivation. Use our tomato selector guide to help you choose which variety to grow. * • Sow salad leaves in pots and place on the windowsill or in the greenhouse. In the cold…

What to sow and grow in May

…These can be ordered now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months! Flowers to sow and grow In the greenhouse / indoors * • If you struggle to grow delphiniums, try growing the annual larkspur for similar flowers.Start them off in pots in the greenhouse. * • For everlasting…

What to sow and grow in February

…slow growing vegetable - start seeds now under cover. * • For early sowings of celery try bolt-resistant varieties such as 'Lathom Self Blanching'. * • To grow cucumber and tomato plants for the greenhouse, start sowing seed now in warm conditions. * • Leeks need a long growing season…

Growing from Seed: From Packet to Soil | Seeds

…of many slow growing or woody plants later on. Seed can be sown together in trays or half pots. Alternatively plant single seeds individually in 2½in (6cm) pots, expandable Jiffy 7 pellets, or plastic cell trays. To sow make a hole with a dibber, to the planting depth. Drop in the seed and…

Recipes | Cucumber Pickle

…to the boil. Boil for 5 mins. Add vegetables and slowly bring to boiling point, but do not boil. Pot and cover. * Quick Links: * View all recipes Cucumber Picolino is a good variety for outdoor growing and produces crisp and juicy mini cucumbers with good resistance to powdery and downy mildew.

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 6th September 2013

…flowers will have a tiny baby cucumber beneath, at their base (probably round in this case) while males just have a plain stem. If your cucumbers are growing in a greenhouse, bees may have trouble finding the flowers, even with the windows open. Plants growing in the open are much more likely to…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th July 2012

…information take a look at our How to grow chillies article. Name: Anna Boluda Question: I have a question for your expert. My plants -tomatoes, cucumbers and beans in big pots, mainly - are suffering a terrible plague of red spider mite for the second year in a row. I have tried ecological options…

Take a tip from the Thompson & Morgan gardening experts

…potatoes in while they are 'chitting' (sprouting). They are the perfect size for seed potatoes. Click here to find out more about how to grow potatoes. Multiply your tomato crop by 'potting up' the side shoots that you remove instead of throwing them away. They will quickly root into their pots and…

Thompson and Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 12th July 2013

…I would recommend growing it in a patio container which can be moved outdoors for the summer and brought in for winter. Although Bluebell Creeper will grow in sun or partial shade, outdoors I would recommend growing it in full sun to provide it with as much heat as possible in our unpredictable…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and AnswerSession7th September 2012

…compost so it can be reused? I grow a lot in pots so have lots to do something with. Thanks. Answer: Hi Sarah. You can usually reuse compost for quick growing secondary crops such as salad leaves or radishes, or you might get away with planting some winter bedding in them this year. I wouldn't…

Edible Flowers Guide

…can be traced back as far back as 3,000 B.C. In Roman times, the edible flowers of pinks, violets and roses were used in dishes and lavender in sauces. Gardeners and cooks over 1000 years ago were already using pot marigolds and orange blossom in their cooking. Today many fine restaurants around…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th May 2012

…problem is I have very little flower bed and will have to grow them to flowering size in pots to select the best. What ultimate size of pot am I likely to need to do this? Answer: Hi Jo. You will probably need to grow them on to an ultimate pot size of 2 litres. That should give you some nice chunky…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…on in warm conditions until ready to plant in their final position. Okra will grow in a sheltered sunny spot on the patio but cropping won't be as prolific, particularly if we have a cool summer. They will be perfectly happy in pots, grow bags or the ground, similar to tomatoes and cucumbers. Place…

Kew Urban Gardens Collection

…you need a large garden to be a vegetable grower. All varieties have been chosen for their ability to perform in pots, containers and small gardens, extending the opportunity of growing your own vegetables to everyone. Click on the varieties below to view each item: Bean : Broad Bean : Statissa…

Damping Off

…could infect, according to the plant you are growing. You may have a problem with some very choice or valuable seed. In this case the salvaged seedlings should be kept in the intensive care unit! They should be potted individually into small pots of moistened compost and segregated from other…

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…weeks. It is still healthy but what did i do wrong. It lives in my greenhouse. Answer: How disappointing, but this may have done you a favour in the long term. Young trees should be limited in their fruit production to allow them to grow and establish a strong framework of branches during the first…

Hanging Baskets

…to grow well, but you will need to water more often than with the other liners which are easier to use, although you will usually have to punch holes in them to insert the plants. The plastic pot type baskets can only be planted at the top and it's a simple procedure to fill with compost and put in

Hanging Baskets from Seed

…to grow well, but you will need to water more often than with the other liners which are easier to use, although you will usually have to punch holes in them to insert the plants. The plastic pot type baskets can only be planted at the top and it's a simple procedure to fill with compost and put in

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th February 2012

…pipes could we dig it up and pot it to stop it growing too big? Answer: Hi Shirley. Robinia can range in size from 6ft to 50ft or more, but without knowing which species it is or seeing a picture to determine its growth habit, it is impossible to say how big it might grow. If you are particularly…