Cucumber Plants
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cucumbers firm then turns soft

Zone CT | charlesmeli added on July 17, 2015 | Answered

Cucumber is firm when first starting to grow but it then turns soft and mushy at the end of the cucumber.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 18, 2015

This could be Belly Rot or another fungus called Angular Leaf Spot.
Crop rotation is important to correct this issue in the future. Damp weather conditions can be a cause with lack of air circulation, sometimes we can't control all these things as gardeners.
You can try to salvage the cucumbers by picking them smaller then you normally would.

Here is more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/avoid-belly-rot-in-vegetables.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/cracking-in-cucumbers.htm

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