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  1. #1
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    Sep 2009

    cucumber problem

    I have several cucumber plants which I stared from seeds but cant seem to get any cucumbers from them.I have fertlized and water well get plenty of flowers but no cucumbers, any suggestions as to why I dont get cucumbers

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Since cucumbers are a vine crop they require a lot of space. Vines can reach 6 to 8 feet or more. In large gardens cucumbers can spread out on the ground. Plant cucumbers in rows on the ridges prepared earlier. Use a hoe or stick to make a small furrow about 1 inch deep down the center of each ridge. Drop three or four seeds in groups every 12 to 14 inches down the row. By planting several seeds, you are more likely to get a stand. Remove extra plants soon after emergence.Use three to four seeds in each spot to help plants push through.Cover the seed about 1 inch deep with fine soil. Use the flat side of a hoe to firm the soil over the seeds, but do not pack it.In small gardens, train cucumbers on a fence, trellis or cage if wire is available.

    Thanks for reading

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