Good friend O gave us a Persian cucumber plant started which was healthy and happy about a month ago. I was reluctant to take it because I kill plants but then I thought about trying to learn to enjoy cucumbers so when it was offered a second time, I accepted it.
After a week on the kitchen table I took it upstairs and planted in a planter where I had killed some very healthy scallions that I had enjoyed for months during the fall and early winter but which I had let go whereupon they gave up the ghost and are still sitting there looking at me accusingly. I moved out a few of them to make place for the little cucumber.
Here is the cucumber as it looks on the 27th of February. Pretty cute, I think!
Somewhere online I saw a simple lighting set up for indoor vegetable plants. You use an empty gallon milk jug the you fill halfway full of sand. Stick in a 2.5 to 3 foot piece of PVC pipe. Purchase a clamp-on lamp and a full spectrum light bulb. This seems to make this cucumber pretty happy. You can see the tiny cucumber with the dying blossom on the end. I think I need to find some compost for the little guy.