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Stems/leaves broke -- cucumber seedling

:? So today I bought a cucumber plant and while moving it from the car the stems Bent and broke off including the leaves. I just have the stubs now in some soil but the roots are still intact. Can the plant survive and bear new leaves?

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Re: Stems/leaves broke

It depends on what part broke. If above the true leaves, survival is very likely with new shoots growing, if above seedleaves but below first true leaves possibly, but if BELOW seedleaves, not likely.

Cucumber is very easy to grow from seeds. Try getting some seeds of types you like and try sowing some. If you soak and pre-germinate like I've been doing, the first root tip starts growing within 48 hours and you could just sow those living seeds.

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Re: Stems/leaves broke -- cucumber seedling

If the node where the seed leaves were is still intact the plant will send out new growth. If it broke off below that seed leaf node, not a chance.

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