The cucumbers were also been planted in autopot systems today. This year's variety is Telegraph Improved, described as follows:
The medium is the same as the tomatoes, half coco coir and half agricultural perlite. The initial TDS is 1600, and again I may adjust the TDS as I observe how the plants progress.
Rather than a trellis, I will support the plants using vine clips and twine suspended from the overhead. And, like the tomatoes, I will not allow any side shoots to grow, and the tendrils will be removed as the form, so that the plant does not waste energy growing them.
I am already removing the male flowers as they form, however I have not seen any female flowers, nor do I expect to until the plants are at least four feet long. In respect to producing offspring plants; are smarter than people, as they will not produce offspring until they can support them......