Cucumber plants - Knowledgebase Question

Maple Falls, WA.
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Question by morningcloak
September 10, 2017
Hello There,
I am writing concerning my cucumber plants, I have 3 plants that have little cucumbers about an inch to an inch and half long, now the weather is changing and the outdoor temperatures are lowering..... Each plant is in a small container sitting on a chair out in the yard, is there any way that the plants could grow full grown mature cucumbers if I bring them in to an inclosed porch area with tons of windows for the light of the sun? I had numerous plants in the garden area and then the weather turned hot with no rain for over 2-months ~ The White Flies and Larvae, also the Fungus Nats and their Larvae, took over ~ almost like a plague, they have attacted and killed numerous flowering plants and shrubs also the Brussell Sprout plants...... I managed to save just the 3 Cucumber plants and so far, they appear to be pretty healthy.....
All information is appreciated,
Hungry for fresh home grown Cucumbers.....

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
A comment from Philipwonel
September 11, 2017
depending on your temps. You might get a couple few this year. Unless you have a greenhouse. The summer season is about over. Consider some fall crops to plant. Im partial to snow peas myself. 😁

Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
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Answer from josebaca
September 11, 2017
Morningcloak; hello from Pueblo West Co.
Though I consider myself successful with what I grow here ( including cuc's ),I am not THE cucumber expert, but maybe someone with more experience will chime in, but, I would think that unless they are kept in a VERY warm place, you MIGHT get something, but I would think your biggest problem is the size of your pots.
Bear with me here, I sometimes will play with tree seeds and smaller evergreens and try to 'bonsai' them, the most success I had were with an English oak and an American Redbud and of course your average Elm (all from seed). To keep your trees small you must keep your pot small, there's actually more to it than that but that's the gist. I don't think transplanting the now would help. IMO some plants need to be free, without the constraints of a pot, and your average cuc is one , though there may be a patio type meant just for pots, so....? Should you find success in your plan, remember that they require lots of water perhaps more than one watering a day, depending on your pot size. Nonetheless....good luck and good gardening!

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