Hi all! 1st time poster here. Also, 1st time gardener, and I've started with the warm weather vegetables. I tried to do as much research as possible since space was limited, and used a sq ft garden guide (we are using 2 raised beds) to determine what we could plant and how much space it needs. We bought our plants at Lowe's and planted the 1st week of May (zone 7).
Fast forward 2 months, and while I'm starting to see tomatoes and peppers, I noticed I haven't seen a single cucumber. I planted 2 plants in the same sq ft under a tomato cage (guide said 2 plants per square ft w/ support). Now of course, I know better, and I realize I should have researched the specific plant, because the 2 plants have taken over 1/2 of one bed and are now moving their way out of the bed and creeping towards the forest. Turns out these Straight Eight cucumbers require 48 inches of space per plant!!
Unfortunately, I also planted 3 sweet potato plants in the same section of the bed around the cucumber... so I have one hot viney mess on my hands.
I have loads and loads of blooms, but not a single cucumber after 2 months. Should I try to rip out one of the plants? Or just leave it be and hope for the best? I would hate to lose a plant but at this point I'm worried I won't get a single cuke to show for this season.
Appreciate the advice!