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lydiastirling

I have my first garden and am loving it. growing my own veg, herbs and flowers. I have a deep seated love of rose's, succulents and orchids.

Cucumis sativus 'Burpless'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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lydiastirling

This is my last remaining cucumber plant. The other 2 have been killed of by first the cold snap end of may and second by the wet weather. Does anyone have any advise as to how i can encorage this one

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TheGardenWife

Hi, Lydia 😊 It's my first year with Cucumbers and so far I've learnt...There are 'indoor' varieties that need to be inside even in summer and outdoor varieties that can hack it outdoors. They seem to be prone to rotting but like it humid! And from non-female varieties the male flowers need removing for a less bitter taste from the fruit from female flowers! Probably no help to you whatsoever but thought I'd share my 'first season cucumber woes' with you regardless 😁👍🌱

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TheGardenWife

@peter-w Is a whizz with Cucumbers 👍

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jeatacake

If no greenhouse etc, best put in a spot sheltered from any wind & where it gets some sun. If in new compost, it should not need feeding. Just keep fingers crossed but still plenty of time for it to recover & make up lost time ☺👍

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lydiastirling

Thank you. It is an out door verity but i know the one my perents have wich is under cover is doing very well. Unfortuntly i dont have space in my tomarto house. I will see if i can move it but being on the side of a welsh hill there isnt much shelter

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peter-w

@lydiastirling, good advice from @TheGardenWife and @jeatacake. It sounds like your growing conditions (temp. Wind etc.) Might not be suitable for outdoor growing. I start mine off in 6" pots then move into a larger container. Cucumber like a moist compost but not wet. Start feeding with a high potash fertiliser when the cucs. start to form.

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lydiastirling

Thank you i will try and get better conditiins for it.

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