some advice needed re cucumber and melons pls

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  1. poohpouri

    poohpouri Gardener

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    Hi i'm growing Marketmore cucumber and was trying to find out if i need to remove male flowers?,I have had a look at plant today and seen 1 cucumber starting to grow.
    also got melon growing - sugar baby(citrullis lanatris) does anyone know if i need to remove male flowers? as cucmber i have 1 melon growing so far thanks
     
  2. Plant Potty

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    Hi poohpouri, I'm growing "Market More" its a ridge cucumber for outside, but at least three peeps on the forum are growing them in greenhouses/indoors, if its not outdoors you will need to polinate it by hand with a small artist brush, so no, dont take the male flowers off, they drop of on their own about a week from flowering anyway.

    Hope thats of some use.

    Plant Potty.:)
     
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    • Dave W

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      I've grown marketmore in our polytunnel for at least the last 5 years. I've never needed to hand pollinate and I've never removed any flowers. They crop abundantly.

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        anyone know about the baby sugar melons?
         
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        Melons need pollinating so its best to do it with a small brush around mid day.:WINK1:
         
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