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Repotted cucumbers looking limp

Hi there. I've just repotted a couple of my cucumber plants, and one of them doesn't look very happy about it. I've tried firming it in and I'm watering it regularly, but it just looks limp and has stopped growing. What have I done wrong??


  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Don't panic - they don't like it!  Had exactly the same, googled it, kept it well watered, and later that day it had picked up again!

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Mine always sulk when re-potted, but only for a day or so. I would say be careful with watering and keep the base of the stem dry, I mound a small amount of compost at the base and water around the edge of the pot.  image

  • It's been over a week now... should I be really worried? I have watered near the stem, could that be causing it?

  • Keep it in a light & warm place but not in direct sunlight until the root system has recovered. If it's in direct sun the transpiration will suck out more moisture than the roots can replace hence they tend to flop. I had the same with some Lollo Rossa lettuces yesterday: pricked them out and watered them, then got distracted and left them in a sunny spot for a couple of hours. They looked very sorry for themselves, put them down in a shady spot and an hour or so later they had picked up ok.

  • Ah, that might be it as they're in a warm sunny spot. It has been a while now though, I would have hoped the roots would have recovered by now!

  • dollodollo Posts: 8

    my cucumber plants a lot are going a grey colour on edge of leaves some looking dead and droop a couple of days later pick up and sprout new leaves i have stopped worrying about them now

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