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    Rhubarb stick is offline Germinator
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    Default First time Cucumbers

    Hi all, first time on here.
    I'm wanting to grow a cucumber plant under glass. Unfortunately the maximum height available is 4ft. Am I being too optimistic or can anyone advise me of a suitable type.

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    Hi Michael and welcome to the Vine
    You can train cucumbers horizontally, along canes or wires so the height isn't a problem
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    Thanks for your prompt reply. Sounds a good idea but that throws up another question.
    My mini greenhouse is 8ft long by 2ft deep and 4ft high at the rear however I'm planning on growing 3 bush type tomato plants so I wouldn't have much space above them !

    Michael

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    I trained my cucumbers up then along the roof of my greenhouse last year. You could also grow the cucs along the ground.
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    You could try the variety called Spacemaster which has shorter vines.

    Here it is from Moreveg Cucumber Spacemaster - Moreveg

    Premier Seeds Direct also have one named Spacemaster 80 which is possibly a slightly different strain.

    CUCUMBER - SPACEMASTER 80 - 50 SEEDS | eBay

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    Thanks for that Zelenina. I've also found Bush Champion on the web. Has anyone any experience of these types of cuc ?

    Michael

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    I grow Burpless and Maketmore out in the open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadalot View Post
    I grow Burpless and Maketmore out in the open.
    Agree, most if not all "Ridge"cucs can be grown outdoors.
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