Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Today at 2:33 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 2:13 am

» Geezer's 17
by sanderson Today at 1:56 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 1:26 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 1:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 11:14 pm

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Amaranth
by Roseinarosecity Yesterday at 9:09 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 8:24 pm

» New England April 2017
by CAgirlinMA Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 6:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 6:17 pm

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:29 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Worm Tube?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:32 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by RC3291 Yesterday at 3:16 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:54 am

» Ants.
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 8:52 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by dstack Yesterday at 6:01 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:13 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:54 am

» April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 4/24/2017, 8:22 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 4/24/2017, 5:58 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by sanderson 4/24/2017, 4:10 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by RoOsTeR 4/24/2017, 2:33 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by TNGeezer 4/24/2017, 8:57 am

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/23/2017, 7:48 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/23/2017, 5:09 pm

» First of the Season
by newbeone 4/23/2017, 4:49 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cucumber Problems

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cucumber Problems

Post  Hasselback on 6/2/2012, 9:10 pm

Hey all.

I've begun to get small cucumbers on my plants (they're about 18 inches or so tall), but they seem to be turning brown and dying off when they're about an inch long. Any ideas as to why they'd do this?

G.
avatar
Hasselback

Posts : 43
Join date : 2012-04-09
Location : Saipan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  camprn on 6/2/2012, 9:20 pm

My guess, probably no pollination... are you seeing bees, or other pollinators? if not, get the paint brush out.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14101
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  yolos on 6/2/2012, 9:27 pm

I have a related question. My cucumbers (4 varieties) are growing up a trellis. They are about 3 to 4 feet tall. Only one variety has any cucumbers. The other three varieties have no female flowers. What gives.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3037
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/2/2012, 9:37 pm

yolos, my guess is you cucumbers need more time. Most cucumber, squash, melon plants put out male flowers first, then they begin to produce female flowers. By that time, insect pollinators have become used to visiting the plants, and show up eagerly to harvest nectar and pollen, and to pollenate the female flowers. If your plants have adequate heat, sun, nutrients and water, you've "made it, and they will come." Keep us informed. Nonna

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  Hasselback on 6/2/2012, 11:31 pm

OK. I got out there and tried some assisted-pollination. Now I'll know if I got it right if the tiny cucumber keeps growing, right?

G.
avatar
Hasselback

Posts : 43
Join date : 2012-04-09
Location : Saipan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/3/2012, 11:55 am

The male and female flowers are enough different that you can easily tell which is which: male with column of pollin in center, female with a swelling at base of flower which becomes the fruit. We're always excited to see the first flush of squash flowers because they can be harvested in early morning, pollin column removed, filled with a stuffing and baked for dinner treat. When female flowers show up, we stop harvesting until all the plants are full of fruits.

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cucumber Problems

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum