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by Deepanwita on May 16, 2006 06:18 AM
Hello all,
I have a few cucumber seedlings. They are around 6" tall now, and have around 3 real leaves. But they are very leggy. I am planning to transplant them into a container. Need your suggestion as to whether they areready yet, or if I need to wait for few more leaves to show up. Here are the pictures:

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Thanks a lot!
Deepanwita

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 07:38 AM
They are readyyyyyy....
Don't ever wait toooo long with cuke's..
They resent being moved..
And remember to bury those up to THE EXACT SPOT,
WHERE THEY CAME OUT OF THE GROUND AND NOOOOO HIGHER...
*On the stem I am meaning..*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Deepanwita on May 16, 2006 02:40 PM
Thank you for your suggestion Weezie13. What is the ideal container size for cucumbers? I have a window box (8" X 8" X 24"), will that be suitable for the cucumber transplants? I am planning to transplant them tomorrow.

Deepanwita

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by weezie13 on May 19, 2006 05:32 AM
Um, I did some in a rectangle one from W~M,
but I put too many in... I would think two would
be the optimal as to utilize the space but not over crowd...

If I had the money, those $6.oo tubs are ideal..
But can't go wrong with the biggest you can find..

Do you have a support system for them to grow up on or anything???

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Deepanwita on May 19, 2006 06:35 AM
Dear Weezie,
I found some large containers for just $1.29 at a local 99C store. I planted 3 cukes in each container, hope that's not too much [Frown]
Also I bought a 5 gal bucket from the same 99c store and drilled holes in it and planted an egg-plant. I planted the cukes y'day and the eggplant day b4 y'day. I will update you about their well being [Smile] .

I also planted a bitter gourd in one of the containers and a green bean.
Deepanwita

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by Deepanwita on May 19, 2006 06:37 AM
Oh, and I bought a pack of 25 bambo stakes from Bog Lots for 99c as well. Right not I have the stakes as th esupport. Later when they grow up a little I will guide them along my balcony railing.

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by ksgardnr on May 19, 2006 07:55 AM
Hi Deepanwita, I was so excited when I got home yesterday b/c my cucumber seeds sprouted!!! [clappy] I have them planted in a 13 inch pot, they are the spacesaver variety and the directions said 3 seeds to a 13 in pot. I always did starter plants so this is the first year I have tried the seeds and it worked!!! [thumb] Because of a lack of space, I have everything in containers;the cuc's, yellow squash,radishes, tomatoes,and banana peppers.Good luck with your cuc's!!! [Wink]

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