9 votes

Is there anything wrong with letting cucumbers get large?

No, there isn't. Providing you check them for flavor and make sure they haven't aged too far. At about 2 inches diameter. Larger than that and you'll start noticing flavor change and flesh hardening ...
Fiasco Labs's user avatar
  • 3,953
9 votes

Is there anything wrong with letting cucumbers get large?

I have heard that letting them get too large makes them sour/bitter. According to: https://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-cucumbers/ They say, "Don’t let the cucumbers get oversized or they will ...
Eli Wiel's user avatar
  • 111
7 votes

Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

No a single plant can produce many cucumbers at once. It mostly depends on how long the cucumber vine as able to grow before flowering. The first flower is usually male, the ones that follow are the ...
Escoce's user avatar
  • 6,376
7 votes
Accepted

Can I transplant the cucumbers in these pictures?

It's true that cucumbers are best planted as seed in the location in which they will grow. There are however many considerations to work through when contemplating a relocation. What I'm thinking in ...
andrewbuilder's user avatar
6 votes

Twelve Weeks on and One Female Cucumber Flower

Female flowers are the fewest on the main stem and their number is greatest on 3rd level of ramifications. Also, when the plant is young it will produce a female flower for every 10 male flowers, and ...
Alina's user avatar
  • 5,416
6 votes
Accepted

What is this weird growth on my cucumber?

Remove it. I don't think it is a tumor. Tumor are relatively rare in vegetables, because of short lifetime, and having a lot (really a lot) more genes. I think it is caused by insects (or other ...
Giacomo Catenazzi's user avatar
5 votes

How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?

I have removed most of leaves and not that many left. I have been fertilizing the plants with manure tea every week. I also added Epsom Salt, Calcium and zinc.
Balcony Gardner's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

Some people call it a hammerhead. Some will tell you to just leave it and it will come off on it's own and if you try to remove it you risk damaging the plant. In my experience, if the seed shell is ...
OrganicLawnDIY's user avatar
5 votes

Cucumbers not producing

A lot of things could be happening. Lack of nutrients or too much fertilizer. Could also be the ph. Test the soil. Cucumbers like a ph of about 5.5. I would also put mulch on the ground around them so ...
NKY Homesteading's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Can I grow lemon cucumbers in my area, Southeast VA, zone8? Pic incl'd

I don't see why you couldn't. Where I live, it's USDA zone 8a and my parents always grew them. I never thought of them as rare but few people knew what they were. I'd say they're more akin in flavour ...
Jude's user avatar
  • 1,616
5 votes

Only female flowers on English cucumber

Yes, there are cucumbers that only produce female flowers: These are gynoecious cucumbers. Yes, there are cucumbers that produce (seedless) fruit without being fertilized: These are parthenocarpic ...
Brōtsyorfuzthrāx's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Why are my cucumbers deformed?

In my experience this is caused by lack of water coupled with hot weather. To get a consistently-size cucumber it needs to have a steady water supply while the fruit is growing. These look as though ...
jwh20's user avatar
  • 166
4 votes

Can I transplant the cucumbers in these pictures?

I wouldn't transplant them if I were you. I've tried transplanting cucumbers before and it wasn't a successful experience. However, if you do, you may experiment by soaking the roots in water until ...
Brōtsyorfuzthrāx's user avatar
4 votes

Best way to grow and tend to Cucumber plants

On the past I left the cucumbers to grow horizontally. Possibly they get more water (using the adventitious roots). But I found two problems: it is more difficult to remove the weeds. hidden ...
Giacomo Catenazzi's user avatar
3 votes

Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

Just leave them alone. Nature has had millions of years to deal with them. I've seen the same on my spring onions, left them, and they eventually fall off. If they don't, and the plant suffers, well, ...
Graham Chiu's user avatar
  • 23.2k
3 votes

What are these small black things appearing on my cucumber leaves, and are they harmful?

For anyone browsing this question more recently: those are not flea beetles. They're aphids. Aphids can multiply quickly, so it's a good idea to get on them. They're not to be treated like flea ...
SGP's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes

First ever homegrown cucumber was bitter

From the various books on the subject three most common reasons for bitterness are: not enough water or not consistent watering temperatures are too cold or too hot while fruit are formed leaving "...
InitK's user avatar
  • 171
3 votes
Accepted

What to do when cucumbers are turning yellow and dying but leaves are ok

This looks like what we in the UK call "blossom end rot". It occurs to all cucurbits and seems to affect the earlier fruits in the season. I've heard it blamed on environmental conditions (cold ...
David Liam Clayton's user avatar
3 votes

I used Epsom salts to water cucumber plants and the next day they are dying

You have salt damage. Epsom SALTS. Why did you decide to water with Epsom Salts? Was it because someone on the internet said Epsom Salts are great? I am sorry. This internet is filled will more ...
stormy's user avatar
  • 40.3k
3 votes

I used Epsom salts to water cucumber plants and the next day they are dying

After a few years of fighting blight and blossom end rot you try anything. I am convinced a little pinch of Epsom Salt in the soil is good but I found watering with diluted Epsom Salt 1 tbs to a ...
David's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
Accepted

telegraph cucumber yellowish leaf and cracks

Have things worsened since you posted this? The large leaf with the cracks just looks like heat stress to me. I also see some yellow speckling on one leaf that could be from insects (harmless). Have ...
iclimbtrees's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Help identify what is breaking or eating the branches off my plants?

Looks like deer browsing damage given no broken branches on the ground, (so they are being eaten, not just broken off) and the prevalence of deer even in quite built-up areas. If not them, some other ...
Ecnerwal's user avatar
  • 23.5k
2 votes

How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?

This kind of plant needs much sun and air to thrive. Try making here a better place on your balcony. It is possible there is nothing you can do for it, sorry. And we can see that it has already a ...
J. Chomel's user avatar
  • 3,740
2 votes

What's the ideal shape for a cucumber trellis/cage?

I use old steel sheep nets. I find them handy, because they can support a lot of weight (cucumbers and wind). They will growth in a linear form (several meters with several plants), so it is easier to ...
Giacomo Catenazzi's user avatar
2 votes

Cucumber with bacterial wilt, what to do to save other plants?

I would first confirm that this bacterial wilt. Confirm the disease is present with the below test: Take a knife and slice open a stem along its length. If you see a substance resembling thick white ...
Anthony's user avatar
  • 183
2 votes

Does a cucumber plant only produce one cucumber at a time

Generally, no, a cucumber vine should produce several cucumbers. I don't know that this would help but I'm trying hand pollination with some of my vegetables this year. I'm wondering if this might ...
SouthernGardner's user avatar
2 votes

How can I revitalize cucumber plants after spraying them for mildew?

Baby it and here's how. They don't like wet feet, they need well-drained soil. Your potting soil might retain too much moisture. Do not over water. Water ONLY when the first inch of soil is dry. So ...
Bulrush's user avatar
  • 1,726
2 votes

Why are my cucumber seedlings turning white? Are they going to be okay?

May I ask, do you know what is your pH? If it is not too low, there is nothing to worry. Cucumbers are very slow starters and would adapt quickly to temperature. They would do very good if you keep ...
vkn's user avatar
  • 51
2 votes

Why are my cucumber seedlings turning white? Are they going to be okay?

Whitening of plants, especially seedlings or young plants, is to do with cold - it was too cold for your plants to be outdoors, so you should get them back under cover until the weather is reliably ...
Bamboo's user avatar
  • 133k
2 votes

Is there anything wrong with letting cucumbers get large?

From my limited experience, generally, if they're still green, they're still good to eat. However, the more mature they are, the thicker the skins may be and the more well-developed the seeds may be. ...
Brōtsyorfuzthrāx's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible