growing gherkins

  • 1 Replies
  • 2536 Views
*

peter rooster

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • 94
growing gherkins
« on: May 06, 2011, 15:05 »
Hi

I am growing gherkins for the first time. Are they best in greenhouse or outside. On the packet it said to remove all male flowers if growing inside. How do I tell male from female plants.

Peter
Is there any sound better than contented chickens rosey away, far better tha whale song!

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • 48551
Re: growing gherkins
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 16:04 »
the female flowers have a baby gherkin/cuke behind the flower the males ones just have a stalk.

It is unusual to remove the flowers from gherkins, they usually need pollination.
What variety is it?
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)



xx
Gherkins int greenhouse

Started by Aidy on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

5 Replies
996 Views
Last post August 25, 2017, 17:39
by sunshineband
xx
New to greenhouse growing.

Started by thestens on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

1 Replies
912 Views
Last post May 30, 2012, 08:11
by JayG
clip
Growing under staging?

Started by adri123 on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

4 Replies
1489 Views
Last post February 03, 2014, 09:58
by adri123
xx
Growing a melon

Started by Elm street on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

19 Replies
4865 Views
Last post June 30, 2015, 12:41
by crh75
 

Page created in 0.052 seconds with 35 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |