Ask a Question forum: Why won't my cucumber seedlings stand up?

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Aimeerhian
Apr 30, 2017 4:50 PM CST
I started my cucumber seedlings in the peat pods. I transplanted them about 2 weeks ago and as the cucumber leaves are getting bigger I noticed the stems aren't able to hold the plant up and they're falling over. I've been propping up the plants with toothpicks and the leaves are still growing but the stems are still very thin. Are my plants going to be okay?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 30, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Welcome!

Cucumber plants aren't supposed to stand up. They are vines that will climb a trellis (with encouragement) but usually, the stems lie on the ground with the leaves standing up above the stems.
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