Indoor Winter Cucumbers 2011
They both seem like good candidates for growing indoors. So far, they've just sprouted:
For an outrageously expensive seed (62 cents apiece ), the Socrates only sprouted 1 out of 2 planted. Edit: eventually, the second Socrates seed sprouted.
They'll stay on the sunny windowsill, until big enough to transplant, probably. I've been having good luck with adding hydroton grow rocks to potted cucumbers. For seedling stage, modified that to 1/4 perlite to 3/4 Miracle Gro potting mix. Hopefully that'll keep them wet and dry enough...
socrates cucumbers: 53 (first 11/03, 7 weeks from seed!)
tasty jade cucumbers: 46 (first 11/19, 8.5 weeks from seed)
super snappy peas: 12? pods (first 11/28, 9 weeks from seed)
terminated 9/23/2012 - just over a year productive lifespan