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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:14 pm    Post subject: Any reason for this? Reply with quote

This bright yellow specimen has been left in the greenhouse for about a month longer than it should have been waiting for it to go green. Today I gave up waiting. All the other cucumbers from the same plant have been green. This one is trying to as you can see but not very successfully.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its either over ripe, suffering from a virus or over watered.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it was never green so i am guessing that it couldn't be over ripe. The other cucumbers were/are green on both plants. It could have been overwatered but why didn't the others go yellow? It was the lowest on the plant so maybe it got more water than the rest.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe you missed it on first inspection
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No this one was always yellow.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has an identity crisis; thinks it's a banana. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Ill give you the Jerry Daly prognosis.
Did you water it?
Yes.
Ok maybe you overwatered it.
No.
Ok maybe you underwatered it. try giving it some more water.
Did you fed it?
No.
Ok maybe you should give it a bit of Tomatoe food.
Wait I did feed it.
Ah yes thats your problem overfed.too much nutrients.
But its yellow!!!
Ah Id say you have a virus there add a bit of sulphur to the soil.
Could it be Mosaic virus?
Ah no that would only happen if it was green.
But its supposed to be green.
Ok thanks caller we now have John on the line.
John what seems to be the Problem?
Well Jerry my cucumbers seem to be going Yellow.
Jeez can you believe this are you sure its not a Banana.
No.
Well Ive googled every thing I can think of I dont know what your problem is.
Next caller please.

This goes back to 2008 a gardening question that was asked on BBC radio 4 some found it offensive others thought it was a bit of cary on comedy. [b]Do not open link if you are easily offended.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-512475/BBC-apologises-offensive-Gardeners-Question-Time-debate-plant-called-black-mans-willy.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! I've discovered what it is. Smile Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill be good.
Looks like its bursting out of its skin.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well one of you made me laugh. I wont say which!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More info. I had some of that on my sandwiches today. It's seedless! All the green ones had seeds. What is going on?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The runt of the litter.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Runt? It is over a foot long. A good specimen I would say.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're in the area, there's a guy who has a small nursery on the road between Cappoquin and Clashmore, who used to grow all the Irish cucumbers for the Irish supermarkets. There's acres and acres of greenhouses there, sadly nearly all empty now as he gave up on the supermarkets. He'd be your best bet to find out about wonky cucumbers. He'd know everything about them. Can't think of the name of the nursery now. It's behind a rather dilapidated big house. Very, very nice man.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long way to go for information on a dodgy cucumber KS.
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