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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by jls, May 28, 2020.

  1. jls

    jls Apprentice Gardener

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    this is a pic of my cuke plant one small cuke and 2 or 3 flowers forming around it is this how this variety grow (marketmore 76).
    any advice please weather to remove anythingcukes.jpg
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    If you Google market more cucumber it says it's a ridge type.
    That means you need the Male flowers to pollinate the female ones.

    I've never grown it, so don't know but apparently it trails a fair distance.
     
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    thanks pete, had another look today and some of the flowers are male so i will leave it alone and see what happens.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      yes they are in the greenhouse will probably pinch out if the get to around 4 foot, what do you think ?
       
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      Yes you can pinch out they will probably then branch out.
       
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      yes they are in the greenhouse will probably pinch out if they get to about 4 foot, what do you think?
       
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      cheers pete thanks so much for your help
       
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        I grew some Marketmore in the greenhouse years ago and they just went mad, all leaf and very few cucumbers. I got the feeling that they prefer cooler conditions and really need to be outdoors.
         
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