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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.
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.
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
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 ?
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.
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.
Thank you all for the tips ,sorry I didn't thank you earlier but I got no e-mail alert .
My cucumbers are also staying yellow any one know y
Just picked a cucumber , green with a yellow tint , this is the secound one but it tasted ok , I put it down to the variety as we have 6 plants
I also use tomatoe food on cucumbers
not much rain in Lincoln , so no blight on outside toms
Just read about yellow cucumbers and it could be cross pollination I've got yellow as well and it has been said that courgettes and squash being too close can cause this and make the cucs yellow and bitter tasting...
Up the allotment today and found 3 yellows ones that were near my courgettes, these are in the polytunnell.
If developing cues are going yellow then fall off the plant it's likely they were not pollinated properly or the plant is not able to carry the number of fruit that have set.
Did anybody else have lots of male flowers ?
L have fruit on some are green some are yellow on the same plan