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    Default Greenhouse Mini Cucumbers

    Help please. Last year I grew some mini cucumbers very successfully in the greenhouse, I think they were Cucino but I can only remember that they might have been freebies from a promotion and were advertised as 'Lunchbox' cucs. I've tracked down the seed but it's £3.00 for 4 seeds + pp, out of reach for me as I need to grow about 12 plants (helping out elderly parents and neighbours). Anyone any idea of a good alternative. We liked these because they were quite thin skinned and mum didn't suffer from indigestion after eating them.

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    If you want really mini ones (length of your middle finger) then try Rocky.

    If you want small (i.e. half size) smooth skinned ones, then try Ilas.

    Both have been hugely successful for me.

    Hope that helps.

    (oh, they're just not cheap seeds, I'm afraid)
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    Would you consider heirloom type such as lemon Cuke ? it is small (round cuke, the size of lemon),not bitter, has smooth skin too plus you can save your own seeds for future planting.

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    My experience is that lemon/ apple cucumber is very tough skinned - I grew them outdoors, though, not in the greenhouse. I like them, but I think I would peel them in future.

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    I grew mine outside too but a friend of mine grew hers in greenhouse and the peel is far softer .

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    A-ha! That's obviously the secret.

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    If you got green house, give it a go...sadly I don't have one.

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    I agree, grow mine in the greenhouse every year and they're very prolific and soft skinned - the skin only goes hard if you leave them on the plant too long when grown inside and then you can use them cooked in a stir fry etc so they are still useful. Also, although the seed takes a bit more hunting down than some convential varieties, you get a proper number of seeds in the packet, this £3 for 4 seed business is ridiculous and totally uncessary for the amateur gardener.

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