bell7283
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Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:04 am
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Small misshaped Cucumbers

I have a few plants that are producing small misshapen cucumbers. Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening?
Zone: 6A

DoubleDogFarm
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I'm no expert on cucumbers, but it maybe partial pollination. You may try hand pollinating some of the flowers.

Eric

Hortman
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Location: Chicago area

small misshaped cucumbers

Hello bell7283. Ken here in the Chicago area. DoubleDog is right.
The Sunset Western Garden Book says that poor pollination can
cause misshapen cucumbers. Another reason is uneven watering.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

bell7283
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Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:04 am
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Thank you guys for the advice.

I think my problem might be the watering. I am fighting a small mold problem due to the humid summer here in RI and I have been trying to reduce the moisture in the garden by spacing out watering a little more than I usually would.




here is an example


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Zone: 6A

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