cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question

Montclair, Ca
Question by lisguevara
April 25, 2010
I started cucumber seeds indoors but the seedlings got very leggy even before their first set of true leaves appeared. Will they still bear fruit eventually or should I toss them and start all over?

Answer from NGA
April 25, 2010


If your seedlings are leggy, they aren't getting the light they need so they're stretching to collect as much as they can. Your current plants will probably overcome their legginess and develop into healthy plants once they begin getting adequate light. Or, you can toss them and sow seeds directly in your garden now - there's no threat of frost until next January so you have plenty of gardening time for your cucumbers to produce fruit. Best wishes with your cucumbers!

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