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Mike the Gardener

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Any ideas what happened to my cucumbers? Only one cuke on each plant - and now no longer growing and may be dying. So sad - first time growing cucumbers.


About Mike the Gardener
I am the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.

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Looks like insufficient watering, and/or planting cucumbers that have already formed vines and flowers while still in cell-packs or small containers.  Or a combination of the two.  I often see these bulbous cucumbers on stunted plants in our community garden, and it's usually because people bought plants that were in cell-packs too long.  It's usually a waste of time to plant cucumber seedlings like this, because they always result in stunted plants that produce few fruits.  I never plant cucumber seedlings that are already flowering in small pots.  The best point to transplant cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, and melons) is when they have one or two true leaves and no flowers.

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Maybe he don't get much nutrients in the soil, try to put some fertilizer.
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