Cucumber Carmen Female | 7cm Potted Cucumber Plant
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Cucumber Carmen Female | 7cm Potted Cucumber Plant

These F1 female-flowering Cucumber plug plants are a very early, quick strong grower producing long fruits of superb 'bitter-free' quality.

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310015 Price:  £6.99

Carmen cucumber, from the same breeder as Femspot, is new and replaces the discontinued femspot,this female-flowering cucumber with good resistance to powdery mildew, scab and leaf spot. Cucumbers plants are notoriously difficult (and expensive) to grow from seed. Remove the risk by buying our greenhouse ready plug plants.

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted cucumber plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit.  

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  7cm Potted Cucumber Plant
Position:  Full Sun
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Harvesting Period:  July to October
Spacing:  60cm (24") Apart
Botanical name:  Cucumis sativus

Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!

For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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General Growing Advice

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted cucumber plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

Cucumber Specific Advice 

Cucumbers are notoriously difficult to cultivate from seed. With our professionally grown plug plants you’ll be able to easily grow your own fresh, crisp cucumbers.

Greenhouse cucumbers are parthenocarpic, that is they produce fruit without fertilization of the flowers. We supply Carmen which is an all female F1 variety which has disease resistance and tastes great!

Just as with  tomato plants, you can grow cucumbers up canes in a grow bag. Make sure they get enough compost for their roots by using grow pots in the grow bag or big pots (about 9”) with the bases cut away and planted into the bag. This makes them easier to water and feed and you’ll get healthy growth from your cucumber plants if you can keep them constantly watered and feed when the first fruits start to appear.

Plant Care
Watering and feeding should be carried out on a ‘little and often’ basis according to the requirement of the crop.  However do avoid letting the plants run dry. This doesn’t mean you can drown your plants once a week and leave your plants standing in water and think you’ve down a good job! What you’ll need to do is ensure the soil your plants are growing in remains moist but not water-logged at all times – don’t water the plants rather water the soil or compost surrounding the plants – this will encourage the shallow roots to grow strongly. If possible, try to maintain  the green house temperature around16oC, and avoid cold draughts as cucumbers are susceptible. Apply coolglass to protect the fruit from the glare of the midsummer sun.

Pests and diseases to look out for:
A whole host of pests and diseases can attack Cucumbers under glass, but not  many are likely to trouble you. Whitefly, aphid and red spider mite will usually appear, and so will powdery mildew if the compost is dry and the air is moist. Keeping the compost too wet leads to root rot or botrytis. Monitor the pest population in the greenhouse using sticky traps.


Harvesting
Cut (do not pull) when the fruit has reached a reasonable size and the sides are parallel. Use secateurs or a sharp knife. Pick regularly – cropping will cease if you allow the fruit to mature and turn yellow on the plant.

Average Rating (18 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Cucumber Carmen
Monday, 14 June 2021  | 

Ordered two plants and both arrived in seemingly good condition and on time. Unfortunately though, one plant has subsequently died and despite being treated in exactly the same way as the surviving plant.


Rating:  
veg
Tuesday, 8 June 2021  | 

Plants came healthy growing nice now thanks


Rating:  
Well packed plants.
Monday, 7 June 2021  | 

All growing well I am very pleased.


Rating:  
Looked healthy when it arrived but......
Wednesday, 26 May 2021  | 

This healthy looking cucumber plant was so well packed I was delighted with it but very quickly showed signs distress and died within 12 hours. Contacted Brookside, very apologetic lady and refund given straight away.


Response:

Thank you for your review. Our apologises again and hope this was resolved to your satisfaction.


Rating:  
Disappointed
Wednesday, 26 May 2021  | 

Was nearly dead on arrival and has now died


Response:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear the cucumber has died and have now emailed you to look into this further.


Rating:  
50/50
Thursday, 20 May 2021  | 

One of the two plants died within a day or two. Second one seems okay


Rating:  
Brilliant plants
Thursday, 20 May 2021  | 

They are a nice size and in excellent condition


Rating:  
Cucumber carmen
Tuesday, 18 May 2021  | 

Planted all plants in line with instructions. Unfortunately the cucumber didn’t survive and has since died.


Rating:  
Great service, great plants.
Tuesday, 4 May 2021  | 

This is the first time I have bought plants from Brookside Nursery and I hope to do so in the future. I was impressed with the whole process. From ordering to receiving my young plants everything was great. Healthy cucumber plant well packaged. Thank you.


Rating:  
plug plants
Wednesday, 28 April 2021  | 

first class plants expertly packaged delivery time spot on


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