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A wonder, the delicious Spacemaster grows well in a pot or hanging basket as its vine is rather short. Perfect for indoor cultivation or saving space in the garden.
This is a very compact cucumber variety producing vines that are 18’’ tall and dark green fruits of about 8’’ that are resistant to cucumber mosaic virus.
For indoor cultivation, you must manually pollinate your plants:
Take 2 or 3 male flowers, remove the petals, and gently rub their stamens on the stigma of the female flowers. (see image male and female flower)
Cucumbers do not tolerate transplanting well. It is recommended to sow the seeds directly in a fairly large peat pot, 2 weeks before the last expected frost or directly in the garden at a depth of 1/2’’. If you choose to sow them indoors, plant 2 or 3 seeds per pot, and when the plants have 2 or 3 leaves, cut the less attractive ones to keep only the strongest. Do not forget to acclimate the plants planted indoors before transferring them to the garden. All cucumbers tolerate frost very poorly, so it is crucial to wait until all risk of frost on the ground has passed before transplanting them to the garden.
Cucumbers love warmth, if cold temperatures threaten, cover them! Providing them with a trellis will allow you to save space in your garden and allow the cucumbers to grow straight and stay clean. If you cannot provide them with support, they will spread on the ground without a problem. Humidity is the key to success for a large harvest, mulch, and keep the soil moist.
Harvest the cucumbers as soon as they are ready, and your yield per plant will be very high.