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I grow Tasteless Burpee (or is it Tasty Burpless?) in the gh, in a biggish pot with a saucer underneath, and always water from the bottom. I tried one outside as well last year, and it did reasonably well, considering the lousy weather.

This year I'm going to try a mini- fruiting one, my sister recommended it but I can't remember which variety! One tip I tried was to only cut half the cucumber, the cut end sort of calluses over and the half still attached to the plant stays fresh and crunchy

If you are potting up from germination stage, I pot the compost up to the first leaves, (not to be confused with the true leaves) and use vermiculite on the surface of the compost making sure it's all around the stem, then water from the bottom but don't wet the compost to saturation point, it only needs to be damp, the vermiculite will go darker as it gets wet so you'll know when the compost has taken up sufficient water.

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