Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Today at 7:33 pm

» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by yolos Today at 7:24 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Today at 7:23 pm

» Hello all
by countrynaturals Today at 7:21 pm

» Outrageous amount of Green tomatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:55 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by yolos Today at 6:21 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by llama momma Today at 5:44 pm

» Testing MM Calculator
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:38 pm

» New England October, 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 4:31 pm

» Keeping bees
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:29 pm

» Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan!
by trolleydriver Today at 4:24 pm

» Fall garden push
by Cajun Cappy Today at 1:27 pm

» Can i just mix up the Mel's mix right in the garden box?
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:50 am

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by has55 Today at 11:01 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 Today at 10:57 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 8:34 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 2:24 am

» When do I prep potted raspberries for winter?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:19 pm

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:07 pm

» who has chickens
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 7:12 am

» Sanderson's experiments with Bio-Flora Ag Products
by dstack Yesterday at 6:13 am

» Flowers that easily reseeded
by yolos Yesterday at 12:07 am

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 11:21 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:49 pm

» The Research Journey:Growing in a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:16 am

» The Research Journey:Building Healthy Soil
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:13 am

» the Research Journey:How to Grow Large Healthy Organic Tomatoes
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:07 am

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 3:23 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 1:28 am

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 10/24/2016, 11:50 pm


Search SFG Forum

Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  auntij on 7/21/2010, 7:06 pm

Ok let me start by saying it has been a very long time since I have grown cucumbers. So my little babies may be doing just what cukes do, but they seem odd to me. They are growing on one end but then seem to stop and the other end stays small. So far I have only had one pickling cuke grow to full size. Is this something I should be concerned about? Do I need to fix something?


Female Posts : 136
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 43
Location : Providence RI Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  SFG in Chicago on 7/21/2010, 8:00 pm

Is the small part on the flower end? I had that problem several weeks ago with my yellow squash. The squash looked like it was growing but the flower end stayed skinny and would eventually start rotting from that end. Later I got some growing normally and I realized the abnormal ones weren't getting pollinated. The problem seems to have corrected itself for me. You could hand pollinate and see if it helps.

SFG in Chicago

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-08
Location : Z5 Chicago Suburbs

View user profile http://www.glassfever.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  L&K-IL on 7/21/2010, 11:49 pm

hmm...I'm interested to hear more opinions on this...
My cucumbers are doing the same thing. Well, the tasty greens are...the streamliners seem to be fine.
I'll get a couple photos tomorrow...


Male Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 39
Location : Aurora, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  quiltbea on 7/22/2010, 1:07 pm

Thanks for the info provided about pollination.
Mine are only in blossoms right now so I'm taking a q-tip with me and touching the center of all the blossoms with it, hoping to pollinate mine.
I use a different q-tip for each different variety so that those that are not hybrids and which I plan so save for next year's seed. I can save without worrying that they have been cross-pollinated.

Here's a closeup of my Northern Pickling cucumbers.


Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  L&K-IL on 7/22/2010, 9:38 pm

so can you still eat them if they're not pollinated?
I have some that are....and some that are not...


Male Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 39
Location : Aurora, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  lisaphoto on 7/23/2010, 9:17 am

I ate my zucchini that had a pollination problem, and they tasted fine. I just cut off the shriveled end, and a little into the fat area.


Female Posts : 361
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 35
Location : Lebanon, Ohio (near Cincinnati)

View user profile http://www.MomentsToRememberPhotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Odd growth pattern on cucumbers

Post  Sponsored content Today at 8:42 pm

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