This year I am going through my seed box and planting out some of my older seed.
Because this seed is quite old (and hence, presumably will have very low germination) I am starting the seed inside (so as to not waste space in the garden with seed that will not grow).
My question is, for someone in my area (lower NY Hudson valley, zone 6b) about when do you think is it good to try and start them? I know I can't start them as early as I do tomatoes, both because they start later and because it will be a LOT harder to keep cucumber vines in plant able condition than tomato plants that generally don't need support until they are quite big).
I'm not sure if it matters, but quite a few of the cucumbers in question have their origins in places like Thailand and Borneo, so may be heat-centric
Types Assam Parchment Heptagon Siamese Giant Russian Netted Possibly assorted Indian Dosaki (depends on how many of the above germinate)
Cucumber could be growing very fast and request light and hot.this is a report between light and hot. If the cucumber miss of hot he was grow more slow. If the cucumber miss of light he could be stretch if she dont has the light request more.groww.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/4439696266_b57c7526ab_b_mini.jpg More the room has hot and little lightening more the plant grow fast and can strecht. I sow my first squash the 15th march in the house. And the 15th April directely open ground.
Ideally wait at minimum 11hour of light per day.A growing light can help.I put my seed in a room without heat (15°C 59°F average) in front of a window at sud east and the plant are beautiful.The 15 mars we are 12h of sunshine per day.
Post by blueadzuki on Jan 26, 2020 17:55:12 GMT -5
This could get tricky then, as, given the last dozen or so years, we haven't RELIABLY had soil temps above 50F until late June (our weather tends to linger on with cold and clammy though most of spring, then transition into a jagged period of alternating broiling and freezing which eventually turns to just broiling).
I put my last seed under a cold frame in open ground directely.The advantage are that we removed the cold frame when the weather has hot. A colld frame his maybe a good idea for adjust the t° and protect of freez (-1;-2°C).