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  • Joined Sep 2010
cucumber help
« on: July 15, 2012, 06:40:45 pm »
cucmbers growing fast but i have several large side shoots.
should i cut these off (like you do with toms
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Re: cucumber help
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 06:51:34 pm »
its up to you!! i cut side shoots off after theyve formed a few fruits.


  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: cucumber help
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 06:54:32 pm »
after the main stem fruits or the side shoots fruit?
sorry -being a bit  :dunce: today


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Re: cucumber help
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 06:58:39 pm »
the fruits will form in the nodes along the stem, i just let the branches grow for a foot or so, then stop them. thats normally enough for a few cues to form. let the main stem grow up, and keep tieing it in to its supports. support is really important!


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