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03/06/2013 at 22:54

Has anyone grown cucumelons?

and if so, any advise?

04/06/2013 at 10:56

I sowed some seeds when I put my courgette seeds in three weeks ago. Same conditions. Courgettes up in a week. Cucumelon have just germinated.

Part of my 'try something new' this year. I have also got the James wong electric daisies. should be good for a laugh.

04/06/2013 at 12:34

sounds good, just tried to order some cucumelons without any luck, may be next year.

04/06/2013 at 12:43

i am growing some, it did take a while for the seeds to germinate and the plants take a bit of time to grow after pricking out but they look about to take of now with the sun shining. James says they will grow outside but are better in a greenhoue or tunnel.

I am also trying sweet potatoes

04/06/2013 at 12:57

can we only get them from from sutton seeds?

04/06/2013 at 13:18

i bought the seeds from the garden centre

04/06/2013 at 13:22

They are in the James Wong range by  Suttons. I bought mine when I saw a stand at Kew Gardens shop, but I have seen them since in larger garden centres.

I objected to Suttons post and packing charge for a packet of seeds.

04/06/2013 at 14:35

I bought seeds from the eden project and grew them last year. They went crazy in the greenhouse ! Got loads of fruit but I found them rather bitter, pickle most of them.


04/06/2013 at 22:14

Thanks folks

11/06/2013 at 08:54

I have tried three times to germinate cucamelon seeds without success. What do you think I am doing wrong? Sown in multipurpose compost in small seeds trays covered with a propagater lid. No trouble with other similar seeds.

11/06/2013 at 09:27

i think they need  heat it took mine a while in the heated propagator 

11/06/2013 at 11:34

I did mine on a south windowsil in a propergator, seed compost, germinated pretty quickly. I think i got 3 from 5 seeds sown. They grow slowly though, they are in the greenhouse now, 2 just have about 4 leaves now, and 1 has taken off and is about 8" high. Not quite big enough to go into the growbag yet though. 

11/06/2013 at 11:39

Also remember that once you do get some growing you can lift and store the rhizome like a dahlia and grow them the following year. That way they should get off to a faster start the following season.

11/06/2013 at 11:42

i didnt know that andy thanks

11/06/2013 at 11:57

No guarantees, but that's what james wongs says anyway

11/06/2013 at 13:23

I am growing some- the seeds did take ages to germinate and I have jpotted some some into 4"pots - they are romping always now!! I am intending to grow the I in my greenhouse pam LL x

11/06/2013 at 13:24

iPad  made the mistakes - not me

11/06/2013 at 15:14

Perhaps I will try again. It may be a bit late but perhaps if they grow I will be able to save the rhizome for next year

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