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Cucumber Poinsett naturally nurtured seed

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Poinsett produces plump and plentiful fruits (15-20cm long) that are full of flavour, smooth skinned, and perfect for all your cucumber needs. The plants are vigorous, and a trellis or frame will save space and hanging fruit are straighter and easier to pick.  Alternatively, they are happy to ramble on the ground just try not to step on the vine as you reach for the fruits.  Poinsett plants are mildew resistant and thus cope well with warm damp conditions: this makes them a particularly good choice for greenhouse and polytunnel growers    Price for 4 seeds

 

SOW: start seeds inside in April or early May at about 1cm deep in individual pots, keep moist (not waterlogged) and warm, ready to start to harden off (over a couple of weeks) once they have 2/3 leaves.  Poinsett can be grown indoors or outside.  If outsides they prefer a sunny and sheltered site; you may need to protect them from wind while they settle in.  Poinsett is a vigorous grower and needs a low sturdy trellis, wires or canes (up to 1m in height by 1.5m spread, allow more room undercover, being mildew resistant they cope well with warm damp conditions).  Keep plants weeded and well-watered.  Mulch if possible, they respond to a mid-season liquid feed too! 

 

GROW: Poinsett can be grown indoors or outside.  If outsides they prefer a sunny and sheltered site; you may need to protect them from wind while they settle in.  Poinsett is a vigorous grower and likes a low sturdy trellis, wires or canes (up to 1m in height by 1.5m spread, allow more room undercover, being mildew resistant they cope well with warm damp conditions).  Keep plants weeded and well-watered – to avoid getting the stems wet use an inverted bottle without a base to direct the water to the roots.  Mulch if possible, they respond to a mid-season liquid feed too! 

 

EAT: these are a perfect slicing cucumber for your salads – your first fruits should take about 9 weeks from planting out. (a little longer when growing outdoors).

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