Vegetables and Fruit forum: Cucumbers - Round 3

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Name: Melissa McIlhaney
College Station, TX (Zone 8b)
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MelMcJames
Apr 16, 2013 9:34 AM CST
Headed to pick up 3rd batch of cuc transplants! These unseasonable Texas cold snaps are killing me....or them, rather! Third time's the charm?
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing!
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 16, 2013 11:02 AM CST
Yessiree, third time's the charm! Thumbs up

I started some in GH in paper pots and they are real slow coming up, but finally starting to pop.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 18, 2013 6:28 PM CST
I start my cucumbers from seed and have 18 plants in soil right now. We haven't dipped below high 30s and they don't seem to notice. Have yours been damaged from freezing?
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 19, 2013 7:52 PM CST
Cucumbers really don't like those cold spells. Neigther do beans.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 21, 2013 7:16 AM CST
As long as the seed has germinated and the plant is growing, the cool temps are not an issue.

The only thing I've noticed is they grow a bit more slowly with cooler temps but they sure have less pests in the cooler weather. When we get hot & humid I have to patrol constantly for bugs.

Freezing temperatures are another issue. We saw 31 degrees on Friday nite here. I had the maters and cukes covered with sheets and all are just fine.

Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 22, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Mine are still in the GH. I have two in paper pots ready to put out. But we had ice on Saturday morning! Luckily I had covered my tomatoes. Not planted, in pots to sell at farmer's market!! Yikes!

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