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Questions tagged [cucumbers]

Cucumis sativus, member of the gourds with cylindrival "fruit" which are eaten as a vegetable.

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Is this how cucumber seedlings react to cold?

Some days ago, I planted cucumber seeds in my garden. They didn't all sprout at the same time, and the ones that I'm showing are the ones that appeared few days later than others. The climate is ...
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Is this the cucumber mosaic virus?

We tried growing cucumbers in our backyard near San Francisco, California for the first time this year and have had all sorts of problems. We had to remove three cucumber plants because they seemed to ...
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small cucumbers shrivelling, turning yellow and dying

They are an all female variety, regularly watered, in a greenhouse with plenty of light. Door and window open every day. Started with lots of small cucumbers and only 3 have fully developed, the rest ...
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Do I need to pollinate cucumbers?

I planted a few cucumber plants back in May, and a few weeks ago, they have started to flower and produce fruit, though they have not grown much, perhaps due to the lack of pollination. After doing ...
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telegraph cucumber yellowish leaf and cracks

I have a variety of cucumbers planted and one telegraph cucumber plant seems to be having problems, leaves are more yellow and there are some cracks: the plant is next to other types of cucumbers, ...
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Cucumber leaves yellowing and curling, and fruit is malformed

Some of my cucumber plants have leaves that are yellowing and curling, as shown in the pictures below. It may be hard to tell from the pictures, but the leaves have small yellow spots on them, ...
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Cucumber plant turning yellow and babies dying

I live in Los Angeles and am growing cucumbers in a container. My cukes were going like gangbusters until about a week ago, had probably 10 little baby cukes growing, and then my leaves started ...
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What can I do to help root-bound cucumber plants?

I planted some cucumber seeds in egg cartons and then repotted the best of them twice in coconut coir pots, first a 3" and then a 4" pot. Some of the seedlings had stopped growing and had to be ...
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I used Epsom salts to water cucumber plants and the next day they are dying

Can anyone please let me know if I can bring them back? I used Epsom salts. They were doing great and now it looks like they are all going to die
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Can Achocha survive from being connected by only 1 root?

I almost pulled off all of my Achocha roots when pulling it out of the pack. how can I try to make it bounce back to being a viable plant for planting, or is it gone?
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Only female flowers on English cucumber

I got some cucumber plants from the nursery. Now I have got a few cucumbers and it turns out that they are actually English cucumber. Further, I am seeing only female cucumber flowers. There has not ...
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What to do when cucumbers are turning yellow and dying but leaves are ok

I'm learning to garden and have successfully grown bottle gourd and zucchini. I also planted cucumbers but they are turning yellow and I cannot figure out what is wrong. I have looked at a variety of ...
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What are these white irregular sized spots on my cucumber and melon plants?

Most of my cucumber and melon plants have these (cream) white spots of various size. The white spots grow and some of the older leaves have withered (partly). All plants come from seed, and have ...
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Number of cucumber seedlings to grow together

I've have some cucumber seedlings planted in biodegradable pots. I planted the seeds two to a pot and have some pots where both seeds germinated. Will there be an impact on production from plants ...
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Yellowish, brown and burning of leaves of greenhouse cucumber,according to fallen flowers without producing fruit

My cucumber plants,was growing well,and 4 weeks ago have started to flowering while their leaves beginning to yellow,brown and burning. Then the flowers are falling and the fruits become small and do ...
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First ever homegrown cucumber was bitter

I consider myself a beginning vegetable gardener, even though I've been working with ornamentals for 30+ years. After several years of trying, I've finally managed to get my first ever homegrown ...
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Twelve Weeks on and One Female Cucumber Flower

I have straight eights planted in a raised with tomatoes planted late April. So far only one female flower it went unfertilized although I have lots pollinators of different kinds all over the ...
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What is this weird growth on my cucumber?

It is about 8cm tall and used to be green but is now slowly going white... Is it some form of tumour? Edit Here is the picture of the whole cucumber (for you disbelievers). The growth can be found ...
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cucumber plant leaves turing yellow, brown and dying

I live in New Mexico where its been over 100 each day. My cucumber plant was growing very healthy for a few weeks now. I do regularly watering. It grew about 8 full sized cucumbers already. All ...
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What is the powdery mildew and why are my cucumbers not growing beyond 1 inch?

I have a healthy cucumber plant to all appearances. There is some powdery mildew which I am trying to contain with a spray for that disease. However, I have lots of buds which turn into tiny ...
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Can I grow lemon cucumbers in my area, Southeast VA, zone8? Pic incl'd

Lemon cucumbers: I found these on the Bonnie plants website, and usually there's info attached on where you can find a retailer that has them, but instead it had a disclaimer stating not all Bonnie ...
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Can I transplant the cucumbers in these pictures?

I have two cucumber plants in pots (pics below) the one in the terracotta pots is a type of slicing cucumber and the cream colored pot is pickling cukes. Neither are burpless. I read that moving and ...
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Why are my cucumber seedlings turning white? Are they going to be okay?

I started my plants about 3 weeks ago in one of those jiffy pellet greenhouses. I moved them to larger pots about a week ago because the roots we're spreading everywhere. About 3 days ago I decided ...
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Is there anything wrong with letting cucumbers get large?

The top and light green cucumber is the one in question. I thought it was fitting to use a cherry tomato for scale. Is there anything wrong with letting a cucumber grow that large? Is there a well ...
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What is this substance that looks like red sap on my cucumbers?

I have this weird red sap on a few of my cucumbers. I was wondering if anyone has seen this before? These cucumbers were grown in our conservatory in the back garden (facing south) in pots, grown up ...
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How to keep cucumber beetles/bacterial wilt from spreading when removing infected plant?

I have some cucumber plants that are very infested with cucumber beetles (mostly striped, some spotted). The plants are dying from bacterial wilt, and although it's hard to access all leaf surfaces ...
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Cucumber with bacterial wilt, what to do to save other plants?

On Saturday, my cucumbers looked perfectly healthy. On Sunday, half of one of my cucumbers had very wilty leaves. On Monday, the other half of the cucumber's leaves were all wilty. I have seen ...
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Cucumbers not producing

I have 3 cucumber plants that I started indoors from seeds. They were all off to a great start but after producing 1-2 cucumbers I noticed the don't look as healthy and leaves have turned yellow. I ...
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Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

I am growing a few cucumber plants in a raised bed. I find that each plant produces a number of flowers and only one of the flowers turns into a cucumber and the rest of them dry up/wither. After I ...
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Best way to grow and tend to Cucumber plants

I have a few cucumber plants growing in my raised bed. Instead of training them and providing a vertical trellis, I am allowing the cucumber to grow horizontally in the soil. Is that a fine approach ...
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Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

I have planted some cucumbers (forgot what species) and they have all sprouted, however, I have noticed that one still has the seed shell/case thing (not sure how to describe it). I am not planning on ...
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Brown spots with yellow on cucumber and tomato plants

Leaves of some my Cucumber and tomatoes plants are browning with yellow frames. also some of the stems of tomato plants appear to have a dark brown rust on them. Is this a fungus?
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How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?

I have three cucumber plants planted on my balcony. The plants started great and went on growing. What looked like a promising start is looking like a disappointing end. It started with white ...
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Cucumber leaves started getting yellow patches

Is it some virus attack which I read on the internet. Please refer to the image. Thanks in advance. Muddassar
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Why are the edges of my cucumber leaves drying out?

I have been growing cucumbers under 40% shade net. Last week the temperature was at 42° Celsius (105° F). At the end of last week, some of the plants started having burning and drying of the leaves' ...
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Cucumber leaves turning white, dying, with yellowish powder

I have some cucumber plants (sorry, not sure which type), with a couple in a large, long pot, and one other in a small pot by itself. The plant in the small pot has a reasonably-sized cucumber, about ...
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Why did my young cucumbers turn yellow and fall off?

small cucumbers turned yellow http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img537/2604/223Te1.jpg My baby cucumbers turned yellow and fell off. I have 2 cucumber plants that produced 8 cucumbers each, however, ...
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What are the practical differences between cucurbits grown from seed and cuttings?

What are the practical differences between cucumbers grown from seed and cucumbers of the same maturity level and equivalent root maturity from cuttings? Is there a significant difference between ...
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How do you collect and keep cucumber seeds for planting the next year?

So I see there are seeds in cucumbers. But they're always so soft that I don't notice them when I eat the cucumbers. I'm assuming that means the seeds are just young and not ready to be collected yet ...
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What is this little insect larvae on my cucumbers?

Need help identifying these little monsters creatures on my cucumber plants. It doesn't look like a beetle but working along side beetles.
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What are these small black things appearing on my cucumber leaves, and are they harmful?

There are these little black things on my cucumber plants that have started appearing recently. They are more concentrated towards the 'top' of the plant. They don't seem to be eating away the leaves ...
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What causes cucumber leaves to turn yellow, brown, wilt, die, and the plants to stop producing?

Every year it seems my cukes will go gang busters then suddenly the leaves turn yellow (starting with yellow spots), then turn brown, wilt and slowly die off. This all happens from the root crown and ...
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What's causing my cucumber & melon vines to wither away?

I am in the UK and my cucumber and melon plants have started wilting. I used to water them twice a week and increased the frequency to once every two days since they started fruiting. They were ...
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What are these white spots and wilting leaves on my cucumber seedling transplants?

I just transplanted 6 cucumber plants from one of those Burpee seed starting crates to a large outdoor planter (sits on my roof deck). They were doing great indoors, but within a day or so of going ...
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How do I prune cucumbers?

I am growing cucumbers in Central Florida. I have cucumbers that are rapidly growing and just starting to bear fruit. I read you should remove suckers or the growth branch off the main branch. How ...
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How can I determine when to pick a spiny cucumber, without touching it?

We have a friend who occasionally brings us vegetable plants, as she has her own garden/farm thing where she cultivates plants to sell to restaurants. This time around, she brought us some tiny red ...
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Cucumber plants are healthy, but wilt badly in hot sun, then recover

If cucumber plants are growing well, wilt very badly in the sun, revive quickly in shade and over night, is the wilting harming them? Their soil tests okay for water. I am in northern California and ...
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Are my tomatoes and cucumbers dying from overwatering?

I sowed some cucumbers and tomatoes in April and already lost them all. Now the other batch is dying; I presume it might be over watering as I used different compost. Basically the leaves became a ...
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Why are my cucumber leaves turning yellow?

My cucumber plant's leaves are turning yellow. Could it need nutrients already? It only germinated 24 days ago, but is my biggest plant already.
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Sowing cucumbers, do I really have to place the seed on its side and cover in clingfilm?

Instructions on the packet of cucumber seeds I'm holding say I need to: Plant the seed on its side Cover the pot with clingfilm after sowing I get that these are measures which will help germination....