Cucumber Plants

The Big Leaves of Cucumber Plant

Anonymous added on May 12, 2011 | Answered

The BIG leaves that are on the cucumber plant, do I leave them on or can I take them off?

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Answered on May 13, 2011

No, do not cut off your cucumber leaves. It opens the plant’s vascular system up to bacteria and viruses. The leaves also act like a sunscreen for the fruit and help to keep weeds from growing around the plant.

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