Cucumber plant not doing well
Barn Field Posts: 47
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I have 2 cucumber ridge perfection plants. I started them off in the greenhouse where they seemed to be doing well. They were forming cucumbers but these were turning yellow and not developing properly. Thinking this might be because they weren't being pollenated by bees I moved them outside. They don't seemed to have improved much. The only cucumber that seems to be growing is shown in one of the photos but I'm not sure if that will survive either to be honest! Should I move them back in the greenhouse? Can anyone give me advice on how to make these plants thrive and be more productive.
Last edited: 27 June 2017 08:37:29
If they weren't being pollinated, the flowers would just drop off, you wouldn't get cuces forming at all. The plant looks basically healthy. I'd guess it needs more food or water. They like light and any amount of warmth but not too much direct sun. On the whole - I'd be tempted to put it back in the GH (especially as some cold wet weather is forecast) and possibly boost your feeding regime. How often are you feeding/watering at the moment?
Last edited: 27 June 2017 09:43:56
I admit I was only feeding them once or sometimes twice a week. When the weather was really hot and the were in the greenhouse they were watered twice a day but not drenched now they're outside it's back to once a day. How often should they be fed?
Twice a week should be plenty - what are you using? Have you got a bigger pot you could move it into?
I haven't got a bigger pot at the moment but I can get one. The feed I'm using is Richard Jackson's Flower Power - it's supposed to be AMAZING on all plants!
My plan of action will be to put them back in the greenhouse, in larger pots and change the feed to Tomerite twice a week. Thank you for your advice.