Hi, Lydia 😊 It's my first year with Cucumbers and so far I've learnt...There are 'indoor' varieties that need to be inside even in summer and outdoor varieties that can hack it outdoors. They seem to be prone to rotting but like it humid! And from non-female varieties the male flowers need removing for a less bitter taste from the fruit from female flowers! Probably no help to you whatsoever but thought I'd share my 'first season cucumber woes' with you regardless 😁👍🌱
If no greenhouse etc, best put in a spot sheltered from any wind & where it gets some sun. If in new compost, it should not need feeding. Just keep fingers crossed but still plenty of time for it to recover & make up lost time ☺👍
Thank you. It is an out door verity but i know the one my perents have wich is under cover is doing very well. Unfortuntly i dont have space in my tomarto house. I will see if i can move it but being on the side of a welsh hill there isnt much shelter
@lydiastirling, good advice from @TheGardenWife and @jeatacake. It sounds like your growing conditions (temp. Wind etc.) Might not be suitable for outdoor growing. I start mine off in 6" pots then move into a larger container. Cucumber like a moist compost but not wet. Start feeding with a high potash fertiliser when the cucs. start to form.