Cucumber plant - advice please.

LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
When potting on cucumber plants, do you drop them in deep as you would tomato plants, or leave the level? 
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Someone, anyone, they’re on the bench now😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,761
    Hi @lyn I don't bury mine as I believe the crown can rot, so I plant at the same level.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • mikebez1mikebez1 Posts: 16
    Level level 
  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 506
    Yes level and also when watering always water away from stem as it will rot  
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Brilliant, thanks folks.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    Done, the little ones are loofahs. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 10,539
    I had visions of an emergency in the operating theatre.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,587
    When they are ready to go in big pots/in the ground, Lyn, if you plant them on a little mound with a well around for watering, that helps to stop crown rot and lift the lower leaves/fruit off the ground. At least thats what I have always done with ordinary cucumbers and courgettes...
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    B3 said:
    I had visions of an emergency in the operating theatre.
    It was! you know when you want to do something...now, that’s how it was.

    Thank you for that tip Nollie, I don’t grow much veg , I’m a fruit and flower person, thought I’d have a go, seem to remember growing them a few ago but so used to tomatoes, just couldn’t think. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 280
    Hypothetically, if someone buried their cucumber seedlings a little deeper when potting them on, is there anything that can be done to rescue them from getting crown rot? Hypothetically of course.
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