Greenhouses are limited in space, and are quickly filled with plants. Large vegetables like cucumbers and watermelons are often not grown in a greenhouse because they require much space. Our benches are no different in the greenhouses. In order to grow a cucumber this year we are growing vertically. An English cucumber seedling was planted in the bottom of a bucket and grown upside-down. English cumbers will typically pollinate on their own which makes them a great candidate for a greenhouse. The plant seems to grow slower and now that it is August we have our first cucumber starting to develop. Since the fruit is inside a greenhouse, the delayed start time will not matter. It can continue to grow well into the fall months when the greenhouse remains warm.
September 4, 2012