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12 messages
10/07/2012 at 16:45
My cucumbers are not turning green but stay a yellow colour anybody know why they are fully grow or still growing.
10/07/2012 at 18:45
I'm also growing cucumbers in the greenhouse, last year I grew them outside. Like you it has been great having the greenhouse to keep on gardening, as I write this it is pouring down again. Tomatoes I had in hanging baskets have got blight because of this weather, I wish now I had taken them into the greenhouse. The greenhouse tomatoes are doing really well though. It does seem so unfair, when you think of the countries that are desperate for rain and never see it and we have more than we know what to do with.
11/07/2012 at 19:22

What variety of Cucumber are you growing mjtclayton?

Mine are Marketmore and are green so far though they are still in flower at the moment.

14/07/2012 at 13:04
This is my first year growing cucumbers in my greenhouse could anybody tell me what to look for when removing side shoots on my cucumbers. My cucumbers
are flowering at the moment
14/07/2012 at 20:52
Hi dunnejames, I'd recommend growing greenhouse cucumbers as a single main stem. When side shoots develop from the main stem you can just cut them back at their base.

However, if few cucumbers are forming you could let the side shoots develop long enough to flower and form a fruit, and just cut off the tip of this side shoot a couple of leaves past the fruit.

Hope this helps
14/07/2012 at 21:03

This is my second year growing cues in a GH, grown on a single stem, I nip off the top when the plant reachs the ceiling. 'Telegraph Improved' aren't very long but ever so tasty. Not sure what's gone wrong this year, one plant is touching the ceiling, the other only about 1ft high both have produced a cue though and the taller one has lots of flowers on.  

14/07/2012 at 21:11
my cucumbers are growing well but the lower leaves are turning yellow/brown and withering and my toms are the same they are in grow bags in the greenhouse have used a feeder but it does not seem to be making any differance its all new to me any ideas please thank you
15/07/2012 at 05:21

i have five burpless on the go in the greenhouse they are doing well had five decent sized cucs so far mine are in buckets and are fed once a week with tomato food or comphrey

15/07/2012 at 12:22

Muddy mare U use tom feed is it better for plants in pots ? I am using miracle gro and I have just eaten my first cucumber grown on my balcony. I am growing marketmore 76

My main plant is covered in flowers with about 6 cucumbers in various sizes, my back up plants are just coming in to flower about 50 cm high.

I did hear tom feed was better Can any1 say if it is ?

16/07/2012 at 10:52

Most tomato fertilisers contain a really good balance of nutrients (major and minor), but are particularly high in potash to support flowering and fruit production.

This makes tomato feed ideal for all crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chillis, aubergines, etc, plus any flowering pot plants or summer bedding.

16/07/2012 at 21:07

I'm using home made liquid seaweed to feed stuff in the GH everything seems to be growing well apart from chillies and peppers, they are still way behind and I've only one aubergine plant in flower with a single fruit.

I read somewhere, used as a spray on outdoor plants, liquid seaweed wards off slugs and snails. Not sure if this has worked but there was certainly less damage earlier on in the year from slugs and snails.

31/08/2013 at 15:01

Thank you all for the tips ,sorry I didn't thank you earlier but I got no e-mail alert .

Happy gardening.

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