Pinkheart Posts: 61
hoping someone can help! my cucumbers grew nicely but cos of the cold weather & continuous rain, I didn't plant them out til about 3weeks ago, maybe longer. They were quite tall & a little spindly by then but had flowers & some little cukes growing. My problem is, they are still the same. Not dead...but not growing, at all. Some lower leaves have died but it like the plants are in stasis!! They're planted in greenhouse & outside, in small pots and large. Nowt is rotting, no pests on leaves. All v odd! Please, has anyone got any ideas.
hi pinkheart a daft question they are not over watered are they . sorry for asking but when you say they are not growing and are you feeding them with tomarto feed or the like my cues are growing up the side of g/house iam feeding all plants toms/chillis/ cues my pots are12to 15ins across good luck Michael
You're not alone Pinkheart, there have been a few threads this year discussing cucumber problems. The general consensus has been that it's down to the awful weather.
I've managed to harvest one so far and have some tiny fruits that have yet to swell. The leaves are looking pretty ropey.
I think it's just a bad year for cukes.
hi kitty 2 that's a nice cue make a few cucumber sarnies as long as you take crusts of
Think I've watered them ok! michael! Got a sunken pot and water into that so it gets to the roots and doesn't rot the stem. Maybe not feeding enough but I'd put some food into the compost before planting. Didn't want to over feed. Feel tiny bit better that others are having same problems but I'd rather we were all doing well! I was so confident I'd be ok with cukes. Nowt else seems to grow for me ( I cannot grow courgettes!) but cukes have done really well behind my back!
You seem to be doing somewhat better than me, kitty 2 .........
see what mean? These have been grown inside for months and planted out 3 ish wks ago. Sigh!
Random how the photos are now sideways!
next pic shows a previously slug ravaged courgette & a once healthy squash.....
Sigh....won't show pics or let me edit. AND it keeps saying 'oops, you've not written anything' when I try n post! meh!
Hurrah....it's posting again. This is the rest of my garden to show I'm not usually so bad with plants!!
hi pinkheart I feed my t0ms with a 2inch pipe about 9ins and water from bottom my courgettes are great I put 2 plants in and belive it or not we can not eat them fast enough had to throw 2 away about 6inchs all I am doing is feeding them bio food (the blue stuff) and when fruits show a mild feed of tommarite I think next year do a couple later on to use in the chutneys and sauses and currys ... the one thing I can not do is down load photos not clever enough the grand son shows me but he is like a train and to fast for me good luck with growing Michael