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by Francine on September 19, 2005 11:23 PM
hi,

i had a nice cuke that was growing fine until the day i noticed it was all turned yellow and no more of you know those little kinda seed you ve got on cukes when they grow, well it was all yellow,imagine my suprise.what could have done that,please help.

clueless crazy franny.

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by SN on September 20, 2005 04:24 AM
Francine,

[wayey]

May I ask a couple of questions? Was the cucumber green prior to turning yellow? Cucumbers should be picked before they reach a stage when they turn yellow.

If the cucumber had not yet reached the stage when it should be picked (when they are 4-6 inches long, which is after about 50-60 days usually), then it may have to do with your soil. Do you know if your soil has a high clay content?

SN

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by Francine on September 22, 2005 12:01 PM
Hi,

my cuke was about 4 inches long,maybe 6.

i don t know the clay content,it s in a big rubermade tray-maybe lets say 30 x 12 inches- and in top soil mixed with a bit of sh. manure,i ve had some cukes from it before but it s the first time it does that.

thank you very much and have a good night.

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