Sulky cucumbers


Date:08 Nov 2021

Blog Type:Vegetables

My cucumbers are not doing well. They start off lush, green and healthy, and then pack a sad. They are planted in tunnel house, and are as ventilated as possible during the day!

I know cucumbers are notorious sulkers, but I just can't put my finger on what's going on with them!

I've googled, looked up books, but am finding myself more confused as to what might be happening with them... they could be overwatered, underwatered (which I don't think it's this),  it's too cold at night for them, got a disease, disease in the soil, attacked by pests...the list goes on.

I'm also wondering if I need to get some shade cloth? But they've been fine previously without any, although I had tomatoes and corn in there too last season so they may of shaded them more. 

I bought a few seedlings over the weekend, it will be interesting to see how they do. And I will keep feeding them liquid seaweed and hopefully they bounce back like the brassicas did! 

Sulky cucumbers