Good enough to eat
●● Cucumbers Although you can buy cucumbers all year round, the feeling of achievement you get when you grow your own make it worth having a go and you only need a couple of plants for a constant supply in summer.
Delicious in salads or added to sauces with fish or in salsas and other dips, they do take up a lot of room in the greenhouse, so bear that in mind when sowing.
Sow singly in 8cm (3in) pots in a heated propagator in early spring for growing on in a heated green- house, or later in spring if your greenhouse is unheated.
Pot on to larger pots to allow them to establish before planting them in the soil borders of your greenhouse in June, in 30cm pots or two to a growing bag.
Keep out of draughts and water well, especially when cropping, but don’t allow the soil to get waterlogged.
Bamboo canes will be needed to support them and you should remove sideshoots from the bottom 60cm of the plant, allowing higher ones to develop.