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24/11/2011 at 15:28
certainly never knew you could harvest part of a cucumber and leave the rest on the plant - great idea - thanks
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I am growing cucumbers for the first time and I've been told that I should ensure the mail pollinates the female - even hand pollinating if there are insufficient bees to do the job - as otherwise the tiny cucmbers will die. This video says specifically not to pollinate. Have I misunderstood something? Thanking anyone who can help.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
This is the second year running I have grown cucumbers and I absolutely love it, they are far most the best fruit I have ever grown. With comment to casenna, please make sure you nip off the male flowers as they will make the cucumbers bitter as he said in the video. I also removed some of the leaves last year (not all of them, as the leaves provide protection) as this gave the fruit more nourishment
Good Luck with your growing
24/11/2011 at 15:29
How come that when i dont pollinate it the fruit just shrivels up and then the fruit drops off???
24/11/2011 at 15:29
As they say - you learn something new everyday. Certainly very useful to know that cucumbers can be portioned off from the plant. I expect the remaining portions will continue to grow? My cucumber plant is growing lavishly with multiple fruits. The first fruits are already 12 ins long. I hesitate to harvest them because although the skin near the stem is smooth, it's still prickly further along the fruit. Should I wait till the whole fruit is smooth skinned?
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Someone gave me a cucumber plant last year, But all I grew was the bitter ones as above video states, I didnt know anything about male & female flowers. So new seeds in and looking forward to trying again this year.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Could anyone help this ignoramus new veg gardener re my cucumbers - they're the short, fat ones; the leaves on all three plants have gone completely pale yellow and papery. They look as though they're fading into nothing. What have I not done? Can I save them? Even the remaining cucumbers still on the plants aren't really green, they're very pale.
08/06/2012 at 22:17

I'm growing cucumbers for the first time and two weeks ago I planted them outside in a bed.  Monty says they love humidity so should I put them back in pots and the greenhouse or are they ok to stay where they are?

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