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May 30, 2020 6:59 AM CST
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Hello! I am very new to gardening, I live in an apartment so I only have a balcony to grow things on and I grew some vegetables last year. I bought some cucumber plants and transplanted them maybe like a month ago, I can't exactly remember when it was. They are still pretty small but they are already flowering and I'm not sure what I should do. I saw a post from 6 years ago on another site where someone else was having this problem too. Some people said that it is from the plant being stressed with its growing conditions and its trying to put flowers out to get its seeds out. I didn't really see what I should do with the plant in that situation though, like if I should remove the flowers or if it will end up dying and not improving. I think that they may have been stressed from some cold weather that happened after I got them. I thought that it had gotten warm enough but then it suddenly got cold again. I was worried that they were going to die from it but they seem alright except for some of the leaves which are looking pale. One of the plants has 5 flowers on it now and I'm not sure if I should remove them or not. Any help would be really appreciated, thanks!
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May 31, 2020 2:54 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Let them flower and grow any way they want. Give them plenty of sun and when the nights get cold just bring them in for the night and return them back outdoors when it warms. Your plants are ok and nothing to worry about and no need to pick off the flowers. Let them be and let them grow. .
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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May 31, 2020 7:10 AM CST
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Thank you so much Oneeyeluke for the help!! I will just leave them then and continue taking care of them like usual!
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