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 Post subject: Problem with cucumbers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:51 pm 
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This is the first time I have ever bought cucumbers and I have had them for about a week and a half now but it has been to cold outside to plant them in my garden so they have been setting in my window. The first week I had them they looked good but now they have some kind of problem and I would like any suggestions or help if anyone knows what might be wrong with them? Thank you!
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 Post subject: Re: Problem with cucumbers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:00 am 
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Tall & spindly.
If the fall over they may break, some small stakes & ties to hold them up.
too much water?
also may need a little pant food on the water.
I have trouble with them when I get them too early. They don't like the small pots & when trans-planted don't like any of the stalk covered.
Might try some 4" or bigger pots, stake & tie them, don't plant deeper than they are. Put soil in the bottom of the new pot so plant stalk won't get cover, set in the plant, fill it up around the roots on the outside of the root ball up to the top of the root ball & don't cover the stalk. Mildly pack the soil & water.
Looks like a few can be saved.

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 Post subject: Re: Problem with cucumbers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:31 am 
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bogydave wrote:
Tall & spindly.
If the fall over they may break, some small stakes & ties to hold them up.
too much water?
also may need a little pant food on the water.
I have trouble with them when I get them too early. They don't like the small pots & when trans-planted don't like any of the stalk covered.
Might try some 4" or bigger pots, stake & tie them, don't plant deeper than they are. Put soil in the bottom of the new pot so plant stalk won't get cover, set in the plant, fill it up around the roots on the outside of the root ball up to the top of the root ball & don't cover the stalk. Mildly pack the soil & water.
Looks like a few can be saved.



Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it! Hopefully when I plant them in the garden they might survive and be ok.


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