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Questions About Cucumber Plants

Asked by
Benyzk on
March 3, 2018

Q. Cucumber pest/disease

My whole cucumber crop is ruined. All cucumbers have a hole and they start rotting. The vine itself is healthy and the cucumbers are mostly looking good, except every single one has a hole. Please see the attached pics.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

I am inclined to believe that this is a fungal infection, likely brought on by a pest. The best thing I could recommend is reconditioning your soil with dolomitic lime, and wettable sulfur during the off season. This will kill most infections within the soil, as well as correct very common cucumber deficiencies.

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Asked by
maddigab2 on
March 16, 2018

Q. Cucumbers

My Cucumber plant is ruining well but the lower leaves are all yellowing and dying. I’m watering it well but it hasn’t stopped. What am I doing wrong?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 17, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

This can indicate a calcium deficiency. This is the very start of it, so it can be easy to correct. Just apply dolomitic lime to the soil, and water in. This will help.

Here is an article for proper cucumber care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/tips-for-growing-cucumbers.htm

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Asked by
BrillBobby on
April 1, 2018

Q. leggy seedlings

I’m starting off cucumber plants in my kitchen. The kitchen is bright, thanks to half the roof being glass, but no direct sunlight this time of year as the sun is too low.

I’m getting leggy seedlings.

My question is could this be because I tend to leave the kitchen lights on all night? A related question would be would these seedlings benefit from high light levels 24/7.

Thanks
Bob

Answered by
irisellie on
April 2, 2018
A.

Hi.
Yes, that may be the problem.
Plants do need the darkness in order to grow.
-Ellie

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Answered by
BrillBobby on
April 2, 2018
A.

Thanks for the help but really my concern is am I causing this by leaving the lights on overnight as of course these are far from sunlight strength.

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Answered by
irisellie on
April 2, 2018
A.

Hello,
the problem is likely caused by lack of sunlight.
The seedling would benefit very well from a grow light.If seedlings don’t get enough light, they will reach and stretch for the brightest light source that’s nearby (usually a window). Easily fixable, but if nothing changes, it won’t take long before seedlings grow tall, leggy, and too weak to recover.
-Ellie.

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Asked by
Joseph Larkin on
May 3, 2018

Q. Growing straight eight cucumbers in a pot.

Can Straight Eight cucumbers be grown in a pot?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 4, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Certainly! You will need to use a support system or trellis in the container to train the vines onto; to support the heavy fruit.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/cucumbers-in-containers.htm

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Asked by
Donna Greene on
May 13, 2018

Q. planting cucumbers on willow trellis

I have a willow trellis and would like to plant 4 burpless cucumbers to grow on it can this work?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 14, 2018
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2018

Q. cucumbers

how to remove sucklings

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 16, 2018
Certified Expert
Asked by
Lawrence Emerson on
May 16, 2018

Q. Cucumber Beetle Control

I have trouble with a wilt that impacts my cucumbers and melons and believe the spotted cucumber beetle is the carrier. I’ve read beneficial nematodes can control the larvae in the soil. Can you suggest a source for purchase of these good nematodes?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 18, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

You can purchase beneficial nemotodes in garden centers.
You can also search for online sources.

This article has more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/cucumber-beetle-control.htm

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