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Last year I had a really successful crop of burpless cucumbers over summer.
I grew them on some trellised wire running across the veggie patch. I think
my lovely snow peas are coming to an end (less flowers, the pods are curling
rather than flat) and I really want to get the cucumbers going soon.
Is it near time to pull out the snow peas?
Can I plant the cucumbers in the same spot as last summer, after soil
improvement, etc?
Is it too early for seedlings or should I try seed?
Cheers
Liz



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Cucumbers, Put in seeds, punnets are best and a small plastic greenhouse.
I reckon you could wait for the peas to turn up their toes, or be
forceful and pull them out, and prepare the ground for cucumbers. If the
cucumbers were happy, didn't suffer any diseases, I have got away with
planting them in the same spot year after year.
They can suffer from mildew at times. Shouldnt be aproblem if youre
planting them on a trellis wire. They of course prefer a warm sunny
spot. You could try for seedlings, but I like to plant he seeds too.
Running cucumbers through the strawberries is one way of saving space.
I know I do this with the pumpkins. No problems at all, and it keeps the
ground cool in high summer....


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Last year I had a really successful crop of burpless cucumbers over summer.
I grew them on some trellised wire running across the veggie patch. I think
my lovely snow peas are coming to an end (less flowers, the pods are curling
rather than flat) and I really want to get the cucumbers going soon.
Is it near time to pull out the snow peas?
Can I plant the cucumbers in the same spot as last summer, after soil
improvement, etc?
Is it too early for seedlings or should I try seed?
Cheers
Liz


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"Staycalm" wrote in message
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Last year I had a really successful crop of burpless cucumbers over

summer.
I grew them on some trellised wire running across the veggie patch. I

think
my lovely snow peas are coming to an end (less flowers, the pods are

curling
rather than flat) and I really want to get the cucumbers going soon.
Is it near time to pull out the snow peas?
Can I plant the cucumbers in the same spot as last summer, after soil
improvement, etc?
Is it too early for seedlings or should I try seed?
Cheers
Liz



Have the best of both. Start your cucumbers in seedling tubes, one per
tube. In a few weeks the peas will be finished and you can put in the
cucumbers without translant shock. While rotation is a benefit, if you
don't have room to rotate it will not be instant death.

David


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"David Hare-Scott" wrote in message
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"Staycalm" wrote in message
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Last year I had a really successful crop of burpless cucumbers over

summer.
I grew them on some trellised wire running across the veggie patch. I

think
my lovely snow peas are coming to an end (less flowers, the pods are

curling
rather than flat) and I really want to get the cucumbers going soon.
Is it near time to pull out the snow peas?
Can I plant the cucumbers in the same spot as last summer, after soil
improvement, etc?
Is it too early for seedlings or should I try seed?
Cheers
Liz



Have the best of both. Start your cucumbers in seedling tubes, one per
tube. In a few weeks the peas will be finished and you can put in the
cucumbers without translant shock. While rotation is a benefit, if you
don't have room to rotate it will not be instant death.

David

Thanks. I think I will do that.
Cheers
Liz


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Thanks Jonno. I think I will plant seeds in a punnet. Much cheaper.

Liz

"Jonno" wrote in message
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Cucumbers, Put in seeds, punnets are best and a small plastic greenhouse.
I reckon you could wait for the peas to turn up their toes, or be forceful
and pull them out, and prepare the ground for cucumbers. If the cucumbers
were happy, didn't suffer any diseases, I have got away with planting them
in the same spot year after year.
They can suffer from mildew at times. Shouldnt be aproblem if youre
planting them on a trellis wire. They of course prefer a warm sunny spot.
You could try for seedlings, but I like to plant he seeds too.
Running cucumbers through the strawberries is one way of saving space.
I know I do this with the pumpkins. No problems at all, and it keeps the
ground cool in high summer....


Staycalm wrote:
Last year I had a really successful crop of burpless cucumbers over
summer. I grew them on some trellised wire running across the veggie
patch. I think my lovely snow peas are coming to an end (less flowers,
the pods are curling rather than flat) and I really want to get the
cucumbers going soon.
Is it near time to pull out the snow peas?
Can I plant the cucumbers in the same spot as last summer, after soil
improvement, etc?
Is it too early for seedlings or should I try seed?
Cheers
Liz





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