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Nice cucumbers, but they take time to get established
on 29 August 2013
These arrived quickly from the supplier, and once planted, germinated within a week or so. Once transferred outside, they took about 3 months to become established and start flowering & producing fruit. These plants are actually vigorous climbers, and they spread along the ground at a terrific rate, wrapping tendrils around anything in their path! I've knocked a star off my review, because the description doesn't mention this important fact anywhere!
As I mentioned, my plants are only just beginning to produce cucumbers (after planting them in May), and these are small (3-4cm) but juicy & tasty- although it could be that I just need to leave them on the plant for longer before picking. They're covered in little spines, which need to be rubbed off before consuming- again, this isn't mentioned.
This year, I've planted my cucumbers up against a trellis to give them somewhere to climb.
Update: I ordered some more of these seeds this year (2015), and they were sent from China! The seeds were in a little silver envelope with absolutely no instructions, just a label showing contents. It just goes to show, everything's being made in China these days...