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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Grow light stand for less than $10.00
by MrBooker Today at 3:21 pm

» To all my SFG pals and more.
by llama momma Today at 3:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:14 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 pm

» New England January 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:20 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 1:15 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 12:15 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by countrynaturals Today at 12:07 pm

» Cauliflower
by yolos Today at 12:04 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 11:44 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 2:56 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Today at 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

Google

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?

auntij

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...

L&K-IL

Male Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 40
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.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4617
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...







L&K-IL

Male Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 40
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.

lisaphoto

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 3:25 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