I need help with cucumber

@Rikza1 (295)
Finland
June 18, 2008 11:42am CST
Can someone tell me what did i do wrong, or do i still have a chance to get some cucumbers from my plant? So at first the cucumbers starting growing nicely. They grew fast and had a thin body and started falling, so i put some sticks so they would stand up. Then they started making flowers and i planted them to my garden room, but something went wrong. Most of my cucumbers bodies went white from green, and some leaves died and some went white too. The plants have not died, but they are little white and the flowers just fall off, what should i do or should i just give them time? I'm worried!
2 responses
@snowy22315 (33093)
• United States
18 Jun 08
They probably need something added to the soil. I tried to grow cukes last year and they were misshapen. They did not grow at all like they should. I think they need a soil rich in something,but I forgot what I read.
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@Rikza1 (295)
• Finland
18 Jun 08
So do you think i should add some dung? I'm not sure of the soil, i think for me its just normal soil, so If i add some dung it should richen it a little bit, maybe i should try that, Thanks!
• United States
18 Jun 08
I have a ton of cucumber plants in my garden. We all love them and it's cheaper to grow them rather then buy them at the store. Anyway, sounds like to me that they aren't getting enough sun and water. Cucumbers LOVE the sun, so maybe moving them to a place where they receive atleast 6 hours of direct sunlight will help, also check the soil for water. Adding a fertilizer will help as well. I do the organic thing and found that Fish Emulsion works wonders! Hope that helps and good luck!
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@Rikza1 (295)
• Finland
18 Jun 08
I'm gonna have to try that sunlight, sun doesn't shine too much these days tho...Its cloudy and rainy, been for few days. I also might water them too much, i'm not sure of that the soil is always wet. One of my cucumbers look better than the 3 others. It has green leaves and grows straight, while the others don't look so good. Well, thanks for the tips I'm gonna try to get some sunlight at them.