When To Crop Cucumber Seedlings

Question From: UTAH
Q: started cucumbers too early. now can they be croped? I'm stll about two months from planting outside. They are about three inches high and just starting to form second leaves. Any sugestens?


Jerry. I feel your pain. Been there done that. Your plants will only grow thin and lanky and they well never recover, sooo. Add them to the compost pile and begin again about 4 weeks prior to frost free. I wait till the soil temperatures hit 60 or warmer before planting them (you can find soil thermometer info here). Best and Happy Yardening, Nancy