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Slow growing

Postby Karmina » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:54 am

Hi everyone,

I've got a big issue which I do not really understand in my garden, I've been growing cucumbers for few months but they haven't really grown much at all in the past 3 weeks, dont know why... I use organic seeds.

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Re: Slow growing

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:25 am

Good morning Karmina, i'm not sure where you live but, in England at this time of the year, it is just too cold for them.

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Re: Slow growing

Postby dan3008 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:21 pm

How big are they at the moment? I'm assuming that you are growing them in warm enough conditions (such as a heated greenhouse) for them to actually grow?

To be honest, they sound like they've gone dormant :/ not alot I can advise really :/
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Re: Slow growing

Postby Karmina » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:57 pm

I am from london though my family live in New Zealand. I build a small garden two years ago which they took care when I went in London. I heard the news from my husband 2 weeks ago ... usually the cucumbers are about 10-12cm thank to the temperature of the region but this month they 've gone dormant as dan said, I do not really why :(
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Re: Slow growing

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:16 pm

Evening Karmina, i'm afraid it just the short hours of daylight and the low temperatures, it just stops them from growing.
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Re: Slow growing

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:16 am

I must apologize, for reading wrongly where your garden is, i read it to be in London..... :oops:
So i'm not sure what the problem is....maybe the plants could do with a feed!!!!!!
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Re: Slow growing

Postby dan3008 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:00 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:I must apologize, for reading wrongly where your garden is, i read it to be in London..... :oops:

oldherbaceous wrote: there's no fool like an old fool

;) I read it as London too, so don't worry

Are the cucumbers getting plenty of sun? If so a good feed might be just what the doctor ordered.

Few other things to watch out for:

-Keep the stems dry, stem rot is lethal in cucumbers

-Check for cucumber beetles, I don't know if new Zealand has a problem with them, but I've had them dessicated a greenhouse full of cuce's before.

-Finally, if you think the plant is diseased but without other symptoms, use a pin or sharp blade to make a hole in, or split a vine. If the only liquid is water and sap, then it's probably OK. If there's a smelly or sticky 'ooze' destroy the plants and wait 3-5 years before putting cucumbers or squash in that plot.

this page may help
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Re: Slow growing

Postby Karmina » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:24 pm

It's ok oldherbaceous, I should have mentionned it :?
Thanks for these kind advices dan , I'll call my husband straight away :)
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