Cucumber plant stem damaged.

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Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« on: May 16, 2024, 12:31 »
I have a cucumber plant and the stem has been half chewed by a **** slug.  :( I'm asking if I can bury below the damage and expect it to re-root?  PS, it's still healthy. Thanks.
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mumofstig

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2024, 14:44 »
It doesn't always work, but worth a try. Good luck!

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2024, 19:25 »
As a precaution just sow a couple more seeds to grow on. My last sowings of cucumber will be in early June and they will still produce a good crop later in the year (as good as earlier spring sown seed). These are grown under glass but I guess there would be no difference if grown outside assuming they were of the right variety.

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2024, 14:42 »
This is my first year growing cucumbers after my husband bought some plug plants. One of them came with the top half snapped off. May be a dumb question but will it still grow or have I lost the growing point?

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 17:30 »
If it is snapped off below the seed leaves it's done for. Above seed leaves but below the true leaves, likely done for, but some hope.  Above sets of true leaves, there is a much better shot at the plant recovering.
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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2024, 18:11 »
Try it if it is still alive but do sow more. I have yet to sow my out door cucumbers, no point here in west of Scotland untill last week of may even at the earliest. Im amazed people bother with them much earlier here at least, they need warm ground and warm days and nights, .

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2024, 16:21 »
This happened to one of my plants last year. I treated it like I would a broken leg  and gave it a splint, wrapped it up firmly, made sure I took the strain off it as it grew and fruited with strategic supports and hoped for the best. It worked a treat and It needed to, as I'd given away the other plant.
Good luck
« Last Edit: May 23, 2024, 16:27 by Beano »
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WalterWaltt

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Re: Cucumber plant stem damaged.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2024, 22:45 »
I hope everything will be ok, good luck to you!


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