Cucumber problem

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Cucumber problem
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:18 »
Hi guys,

I planted some cucumbers back on the 8/2/12 they have been growing great on the kitchen window seal, they are about 5"- 7" tall with the third set of true leaves coming though.  The problem I'm having is I've just moved them onto bigger pots, i was very careful not to disturb the roots in any way, but one of the plants has got very weak and the leaves are starting to curl slightly.  I've use supports to keep it up right, will it recover or shale I plaint another two seeds just in case?

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 13:50 »
I think it is either Grannie Annie or Aunty who says...

Cucumbers will look for any reason what so ever to die. Only time will tell but wise to re sow.
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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 13:58 »
Not me Aidy.

I always plant mine (in the greenhouse) on a mound of compost to keep their stems dry when watering.  They WILL die if you don't.

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 17:33 »
would it be ok to put them in an unheated greenhouse yet?  if not will have to try again in pots as only have the windows seals at home. :(

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 17:58 »
I'd have thought it's far too chilly to put them into an unheated greenhouse for another month yet, even in your southerly location.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 18:32 »
I agree mine are still in the packet  ::)
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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 19:42 »
I agree mine are still in the packet  ::)

So are mine  :lol:
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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 19:47 »
might leave the resowing for a few weeks and hope the one that looks ok pulls though (don't hold a lot of hope for the others).  :(
thanks for your help guys 

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 19:57 »
I'm a newbie and cucumbers have been my first mistake lol. Next year I'll leave it to a lot later before sowing! Flipping things are taking up tons of room on my coffee table at present.

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 20:06 »
My second year trying them. Last year they went belly up. This year I'm trying again.
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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 20:39 »
Wish I'd read this thread earlier.  Just potted on my 3 cucumber seedlings and put them in the unheated greenhouse.   Oops.


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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 09:48 »
it's all good fun in the first year of have an allotment, trail and error i guess, best site i found for advice is this one by far. :)

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 09:51 »
There are others?  :ohmy:
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 14:20 »
I have the opposite problem here in the subtropics - cucumbers hate our humid summers so I've found the best time to plant here is autumn as it cools down and dries up. Pretty easy getting to seedling stage but after that it's definately not the easiest plant to grow  :) Gotta, get the season window just right, then grow a ton, and pickle'em  :D 

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Re: Cucumber problem
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 14:20 »
Usually, growing veg gets easier with experience. With cucumbers though, I have found it has become more challenging every year! When I first grew them I had no problems at all, then it all started to go downhill.
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