Wilted cucumber

Any ideas what happened to the front cucumber? The back one as you can see is fine


  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 637
    Assuming you have not let it dry out (and I guess you would know what was wrong then) I would check the stem, I've lost them to wind breaking it and critters nibbling through.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,897
    Stem rot (where the stem meets the compost) is another possibility with the weather we've had here this summer
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  • We lost one early to stem rot but this stem looks fine!
  • Afternoon
    I would say that the problem may be related to the soil in the containers.Cucumbers are fast growers and can take up a lot of nutrients.In a container the roots cant go further looking for nutrients or water which they would if not in a container. You could try adding some feed into the soil and some you get are slow release granuals so can cover a few months without needing a top up.
    Love cucumbers its worth trying the "Burpless" range or the "Telegraph" variety

    Happy gardening

    Jolly G
  • @Jolly Gary the Gardener would lack of feed really cause the plant to shrivel up and die when it's neighbour is ok? It has had liquid feed every few weeks.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,167
    One possibility is bacterial wilt, which is tranmitted by cucumber beetles.

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