While the gynoecius type bears only female flowers and require pollination from separate male flowering plants. Cut the fruits when they are about 15-20cm (6-8in) long using a sharp knife. To harden them off, follow these steps: Wait until the temperature is consistently above 60°F (15.5°C). For seedlings in individual soil cups or pots, thin each pot to one or two strong seedlings and plant them so that the mature cucumber plants will be 12 to 18 inches apart. Your cucumber plant will also grow thin, light green shoots that help the vines grasp onto a surface and grow vertically. Once the seedlings appear, remove the weakest to leave one per pot. When the light source is too dim or far away, the seedlings kick into survival mode and grow quickly in height to try to get closer to that light. You'll be left with only as many seedlings as you need. 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