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Pruning Cucumbers

Post  killjug on 5/25/2011, 10:31 am

This is my first year doing cucumbers. Do they need to pruned to one stem like tomatoes or just let them go wild?

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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/25/2011, 1:16 pm

I just let mine go, they are on a trelis, and the attach themselves most of the time.
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Post  squaredeal on 1/22/2012, 4:38 pm

pruning cucumbers-see video

I plan to do this this year. I put 2 seeds per square, four squares, and the vines over took my trellis, and later fell down. I did get lots of cukes, but some got "lost" under all the leaves. My community garden neighbors who grew them on the ground didn't harvest any, or very few.

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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  sfg4uKim on 1/22/2012, 5:24 pm

Excellent video. Thanks!

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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/22/2012, 6:57 pm

I feel as if I could prune cucumbers easily and identify the growing tip without pulling off all the baby cucs. Of course I would have to have successful cucumber plants to even consider pruning. The cool Coastal PNW climate just does not like those warm weather plants. (maybe that should be the warm weather plants don't like the cool Coastal PNW climate)

That was a great video.
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Post  quiltbea on 1/22/2012, 9:17 pm

Thanks for the video. I can see I'm going to have to plant a couple of cukes in pots this year so I can take them inside when there are cool nights. Maybe I can get earlier cukes this way. Thanks again.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/23/2012, 7:53 am

Excellent video Squaredeal! Thanks for sharing

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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  walshevak on 1/23/2012, 8:02 am

Long before SFG, I alway planted my cukes along the fence to save space. But I never thought to prune then. I will have to try this.

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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  gwennifer on 1/24/2012, 4:04 am

Great question killjug, and I wouldn't have even known to ask it. Looks like they are very easy to prune to one stem. Yay! I'm going to try it this year! Very Happy
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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  llama momma on 1/24/2012, 5:21 am

Last summer on a 4ft. wide trellis I had one tomato plant, one or 2 cuke plants, and 3 green beans. All three were repeatedly pruned. In the end the cucumbers produced the least. Green beans produced the most, acting like an invasive beast.
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Post  ashort on 1/25/2012, 9:50 am

I had little luck with cukes last year. I have a sunnier spot picked out for this year.
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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  Luci Dawson on 1/25/2012, 2:31 pm

Never knew about pruning cukes before...great video! thanks
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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  llama momma on 1/25/2012, 3:28 pm

After watching the video now I know why my cukes didn't produce as expected. The difference is pruning correctly, your video was great thank you. This year should be much better!
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Re: Pruning Cucumbers

Post  Windsor.Parker on 1/26/2012, 1:34 am

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