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Cucumbers - help??

Hi,

Can anyone help.I have recently started trying to grow my own veg and became really excited when the seeds I'd planted actually started to grow!

I now have tomato's, Courgettes and Cucumbers. It's the cucmbers which I have a query. I've recently read that I should be removing the male flowers but how do I tell which is the male and which is female??

Any help would be appreciated.

many thanks

Re: Cucumbers - help??

Female flowers have baby fruits behind them, male flowers don't.

Re: Re: Cucumbers - help??

Hi there,

thanks foe your help. I'm going to try removing the males on one plant and leave on another to tase the difference.

Thanks again

H

Re: Cucumbers - help??

Hi Heath
are the plants indoors or out,? indoor (greenhouse) dont bother,
if out door take the male flower off it just means the fruit wont be bitter
i have grown indoor without takeing the flowers off
can u c farmer going round takeing all the male flowers off, u can get hybred cuc`s no male flower

BR

Re: Re: Cucumbers - help??

Hi, thank you for your help, it's much appreciated it.
The cucumbers are in a greenhouse so should be ok to leave the male and female flowers on you say. I might try one plant leaving them on and another removing the males to see the taste difference.

Thanks again

H

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