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21/07/2013 at 11:39

help,my cucumbers in my polly tunnel are getting flowers and then dieing off,so i get no cucumbers starting ,can any one tell me why?

21/07/2013 at 11:44

They probably need pollinating.  Are there both male and female flowers?  Do you know what variety it is?

21/07/2013 at 11:55

they are female flowers . not sure what type ,was brought from a garden centre

21/07/2013 at 12:06

All-female types are self-pollinating, so likely the problem is lack of water or food.  Try spraying them with a liquid plant food such as liquid seaweed  and make sure the roots never get dry.  Be careful when watering though and water away from the stem, trying not to splash it as they are prone to stem rot at the base.  Sometimes the first few flowers will not set anyway and after a while they start fruiting.  You should remove any side-shoots on all-female types, too.

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