Marketmore Cucumbers

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BumbleJo

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Marketmore Cucumbers
« on: July 25, 2016, 21:47 »
Hi folks.  My outdoor cucumbers are growing well, plenty of flowers and one small cuce so far.  My question is should I pinch out the side shoots when they grow beyond a certain length like with squash? Or just leave 'em alone to take over the allotment...
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Re: Marketmore Cucumbers
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 22:18 »
I always just let them get on with it  :)
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Re: Marketmore Cucumbers
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 23:41 »
I pinch the young plants out when they have eight leaves. But pinched out or not, they always seem to perform well.

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Re: Marketmore Cucumbers
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 08:56 »
I've got two plants in a large planter - the initial single shoots were trained up some plastic trellis netting, but each one now has 2 or 3 other shoots trailing across the compost and over the edge - I'll probably nip those out if they get near the ground to make life more difficult for the slugs and snails.

So, neither properly trained nor a master plan for pinching out ::) (no cukes yet either, but they have put on a spurt in the recent warm weather and are now flowering.)  ;)
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Re: Marketmore Cucumbers
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 14:27 »
Thanks folks, will let them get on with it for the time being then.  Watching and waiting for the next cuce..!



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