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someone told me to pick off the cuke leaves

Postby butterfly » Jul 21, 2008 8:46 pm

not all of them but some of them to let the sun on them as to grow faster

is this right??

I never heard this before until last week

The leaves on mine are big and they do cover the cukes
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Postby butterfly » Jul 22, 2008 1:09 pm

I was hoping someone could help me here

do I pick off the leaves or leave them as they are ?
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Postby joan w » Jul 22, 2008 1:22 pm

With my tomatores I pinch out some leaves if they're too thick and stopping the sun from getting to them, but I'm not sure about cukes.
As far as I've ever noticed they grow OK under all those leaves.
Will see what google says.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 22, 2008 2:53 pm

joan w wrote:With my tomatores I pinch out some leaves if they're too thick and stopping the sun from getting to them, but I'm not sure about cukes.
As far as I've ever noticed they grow OK under all those leaves.
Will see what google says.


Thanks

I should pick off some

tom leaves too then. This will help them grow quicker and ripen quicker?

this I will do. now I am puzzled about the cukes. One of my neighbours told me to do this.

I never heard this before

I have 4 plants and 16 cukes so far and still lots of blooms

Not bad huh
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Postby Ron Evers » Jul 22, 2008 3:37 pm

I would not pick the leaves off the cucs for fear of sun scald on the fruit.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 22, 2008 4:33 pm

Ron Evers, Beeton, ON. wrote:I would not pick the leaves off the cucs for fear of sun scald on the fruit.


Ok thanks Ron
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Postby bluewillow » Jul 22, 2008 5:02 pm

I've never heard of picking the cuke leaves .... I'd leave as is. My three plants are struggling ..... really struggling. The floods got to the seeds along with those squirrels .... same as the bird gourds .... caput.

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Postby Jade » Jul 23, 2008 11:41 am

I wouldn't pick off the leaves on these either. But I have heard that on veggies such as zucchini that it is a good idea to pick off the non-fruiting flower? Does anyone do this?
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Postby butterfly » Jul 23, 2008 12:27 pm

one of my neighbours told me to do this

Aaaahhhh bet this is why she finds some of her cukes soft and starting to rot sometimes

She keeps calling it a fungus

Now we know why

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Postby JanR » Jul 23, 2008 12:32 pm

You need those male flowers to fertilize the female flowers if you want any cukes. If you have a lot of plants you probably don't need all the male flowers, but I would leave them alone.
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