Growing cucumbers indoors: A few questions

dsi411March 1, 2014

I am growing Bush Champion cucumbers from seed indoors. It is under full spectrum grow lights. They are in a self watering container. It is pretty big and I don't think they are cramped. I have a few questions.

-There are two cucumber plants. Should I take one out? One is bigger and has more leaves but the other has more female flower buds(mini cucumbers). Will this allow better root development?

-How can I ensure I will get cucumbers? I've grown a cucumber plant before on the windowsill but it never produced. The female flowers just died off. I don't want this to happen again.

The picture shows the flowers on the smaller plant

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dsi411

This shows the size of the plants.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 7:20PM
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norwoodn

Well I've grown melons in hydroponics and I know they like to dive deep. But anyways they need lots of light so how much lumens, it might say on the lightbulb box, do you have?

About the two plants in one container, I'm not sure if they will be fighting over nutrients but in a hydro solution it doesn't really matter cause nutrient is everywhere.

About ensuring cucumbers, perhaps search for what important nutrients cucs need and how much, sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:22PM
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dsi411

norwoodn, I don't have the box, but here's a link to the light I used. It doesn't say how many lumens it is on the website though. Thanks for at least trying to help.

Here is a link that might be useful: This is the light I'm using

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:36PM
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