Can you start cucumbers indoors? Cucumbers grow best when the air and soil temperatures are warm. They do not tolerate frost, so it is important to plant them in the spring when there is no risk of cold weather. Getting them started indoors a few weeks before the last frost gives them plenty of time to grow big enough to transplant into your garden in May (after hardening off).
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When starting cucumber seeds, choose the type of cucumber you want to grow: either vining or bush. Vining varieties grow like sprawling vines and require trellising to keep them upright, while bush cucumbers stay shorter and grow in a more compact way. Cucumbers are also heavy feeders and need lots of nutrients to thrive.
Sow cucumber seeds in Jiffy pellets, following the instructions on the packet. Place the pellets in a small seed tray and fill it with potting soil. Press down firmly to ensure that the seeds are not touching each other, and then cover the tray with a plastic dome to help maintain the ideal humidity level.
After germination, the plants will need to be transplanted into individual pots. A good place to do this is in a sunny window that receives sunlight throughout the day. Cucumbers prefer between six and eight hours of direct sunlight, so be sure your seedlings are getting the proper amount of light.
Once you have your cucumber seedlings in larger containers, identify the 2 strongest and most healthy looking plants. Pull out the weaker seedlings by snipping them off at the base. This will ensure that the stronger plants are not overcrowded, which could stunt their growth.