The Q&A Archives: English Cucumbers

Question: What are the best type of English cucumbers for our area to be grown in 2 ft deep planter box?

Answer: English cucumbers must be grown in a greenhouse to prevent cross-pollination of the flowers, which would cause changes in the shape and taste of the cukes. English cucumbers are the mildest flavored cucumbers available; growing them outdoors would defeatthe purpose of growing them for their flavor. Cucumber vines need to sprawl - 25 feet is the usual distance they grow out from the center of the plant, so a planter box might not be enough for them, unless you plan to provide a trellis for them to climb.

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