Spiky cucumbers

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sandy
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Spiky cucumbers

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My neighbour gave me one for the greenhouse along with tomato plants which this year didnt get blossom rot but have been few and far between although the few have been delicious but OMG the cucumbers remind me of Invasion of the bodysnatchers {rofwl} I swear every day i go in the greenhouse there are anoth 5 massive cues beneath the very big leaves!
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I have a plant in the greenhouse, which could be a cucumber, or something else! Time will tell, but there is unlikely to be any fruit.
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"spiky" cucumbers tend to be the variety most likely for growing outdoors ... and yes, they are prolific fruit producers. No wonder it is doing exceptionally well in a greenhouse. They have more flavour than those that should be grown under cover, and because they are normally grown outdoors, the skin would probably be better peeled. Enjoy!
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i kid you not i have got 10 cucumbers a week until last week when i thought the plant must be dying as leaves gone a light colour but no i can see at least 5 growing. Definetly going to get another one next year...i usually kill flowers and veg i plant but this one is very self sufficient {rofwl}
The Pink Ladies..Audrey,Ingrid-Bergman,Madeleline,Norma-Jean,Dora,Janice,Jo,Robyn,Chrissy and Joyce
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