Cucumbers

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  1. jowwy

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    How many can you expect from 1 f1 variety and how do you stop the plant growing???

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    Dozens is the short answer. Why do you want to stop it growing? If it's run out of headspace you can nip out the top but that encourages side branches which drape down with more flowers and fruit. You can nip these out too if you want to restrain it. The more you nip out the less fruit you get, sorry if that's obvious.
     
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    Cheers jwk…….i get a bit of headroom left, but not much tbh
     
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      When do i remove cucumbers??? i have 2 starting to get rather big lol
       
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      Definitely before they go yellow! Generally, once they're the same diameter along the whole length, they're ready.
       
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      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I think you can any time that they are big enough to eat.
        The more you cut the more you get, leave them on too long and they stop producing.
         
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          Thanks both, will take them off tmrw.....so many on there already. My inlaws will be happy lol
           
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            My first ever homegrown cucumber, hes around 10” long

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            • JWK

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              Looks good enough to eat
               
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                Can i remove the big leaves off the plant????
                 
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                I wouldn't remove any leaves yet, they are the plant's powerhouse so you'll get less fruit. I only remove if they are diseased. Are they causing shade or another reason you want to remove them?
                 
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                  Just shade….but ive moved them around a little bit, its better now
                   
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