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I have been growing some cucumber plants from seed since late February from windowsill to greenhouse to outside and now I have brought it back in. They are in a pot and have an arch cane in, don't seem to be growing up or out much recently but have got the starts of flowers on which I believe to be the cucumbers, will they still grow normally even though the plant isn't huge? Is there anything I can do to help it grow up or out? Also the leaves are a little dry so I am working on that getting better. Thank you in advance for any help!

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If you seriously want to grow these they need a much bigger pot - the ones I grow reach about 4 feet high and span half way round the greenhouse. They will do better outside but it's far too cold at the moment - wait until all chance of frost has gone and then feed them at weekly intervals with a tomato feed. You can pinch out the growing tip to encourage more growth but I never do. They will also need loads of water - preferebly rain water if you can collect it. Yes it does look as if you have fruit on them - good luck.

28 Apr, 2012


Yes a bigger pot or grow bag

They will soon grow hopfully when the weather warms up , plants arnt daft , I would put back in the greenhouse much better for them and dont over water !!
What variety are they ??


28 Apr, 2012


Yes I do seriously want to grow these, I am a beginner with not much space and so far with everything I have planted it has been trial and error. Eg. My pea plants are beauteous! My courgettes are not.... with the first batch of those not doing so well in the bigger pot, I shall repot the cucumber in there tomorrow. Everything else has given me a hint, size wise as when to repot but as these didn't I was unsure. I have just checked and they are the Marketmore variety. I have started collecting rain water albeit a small amount but enough to water whats outside.

Thank you for the advice :)

28 Apr, 2012

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