What's your question? Ask

Cucumber Plants

Q.Repotting and Fertilizing

Anonymous added on March 19, 2014 | Answered

I have a rectangular container: 1 meter length, 30 cm width depth. I have repotted tomato, and put bitter melon and cucumber seeds in it. All have grown. My questions are:

Is repotting necessary for cucumber and bitter melon? I mean I have grown them directly, so still is it required?
How many plants should I keep in the container and how to fertilize them?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 19, 2014

1) I would not try and repot the plants, as moving them would only shock the roots and they likely would not survive. As long as there is anough space in the container and they have adequate drainage, the plants should be fine. 2) Normally, you would thin the seedlings down to your strongest plants. For instance, your healthiest tomato, best cucumber, and melon. I would not have more than three of these growing in one container. For more infomration on thinning, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/thinning-seedlings.htm 3) Most fertilizing is done at the time of planting, usually amending soil with compost is sufficient. However, if you apply any during the growing season, a fertilizer higher in phosphorus works best.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Cucumber Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert