meganb wrote:oh boy, good to know! so should I just scrap them or might they mature inside?
how about tomatoes, peppers and onions? will those be okay since I started them indoors so early?
Whether they can keep going inside depends on whether you can provide the right conditions for a large plant, including lots of light.
The tomatoes, peppers, and onions should be fine. They are much slower growing than the cukes and they can be set out earlier. The onions are very cold and frost tolerant and can be put in the garden as soon as they are a reasonable size and hardened off.
The tomatoes can go outside to start hardening off if night time temps are at least in the mid 40's and can go in the ground any time after that that they are good sized, well hardened off, and low temps are staying mid to high 40's. Soil temperature should be 60.
Peppers are similar, except they don't want to come out until night time lows are at least 50. They need to be well and carefully hardened off. They can go in the ground when soil temperature is 65. Peppers are very slow getting started. I planted my pepper seeds at the beginning of February.
The cukes and squashes are the warmest of warm temperature plants and don't go in the ground until the soil temperature is up to 70. And as you have seen, they grow very fast!