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Fort Myers Florida
Jul 28, 2017 10:44 AM CST
My cucumbers started out great but now they're not looking too good. Any suggestions?

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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 28, 2017 1:16 PM CST
Hi! Welcome!

Do your container's have proper drainage? It kind of looks like they're getting too much water to me.
Fort Myers Florida
Jul 28, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Water every day and plenty of drainage in the bottom.
Thank You!
California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 28, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Then I think that's what the problem is right there. It seems like you're watering it too much. I suggest asking this question in the daily gardening thread for everyone. I think you'll get faster responses and maybe someone can help remedy the situation, but honestly I think just give it a couple days without water so it doesn't drown. Best of luck! Thumbs up

The thread "Daily gardening thread for everyone" in All Things Gardening forum
Fort Myers Florida
Jul 28, 2017 1:46 PM CST
But when I don't water them they look like this...
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Fort Myers Florida
Jul 28, 2017 1:50 PM CST
I'm new here. Where is the daily gardening thread?
California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 28, 2017 1:54 PM CST
I'd really ask everyone in the daily gardening thread for help then cause I'm not too sure Shrug!

I posted the link above in the last post
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 28, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 28, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Howdy there Johnny 😁
1 st. Of all. Plants will wilt like that in hot sunny weather. They get all perky by morning. RIGHT ? It's normal !

Your. Drounding them. Watering everyday.

The. Problem is. Your planters need to be at least 18 inches deep. They look to be 4 to 6 inches deep. And only half full with soil. Im really amazed there doing as well as they are. 😮 WOW !
I've got good news for you thow ! 😁
Get same kind of soil you have them in. And top the containers up to very top. It looks like you have drip system. Right ?
You shouldn't have to water everyday. Use a wooden BBQ. skewer to check for moisture.

Humm ?😕? Anything else ???
Let me know. I'm exhausted ! Blinking
Oh !😮! If you don't have many pollinators. Use a little painters brush to hand pollinate flowers in the morning. Thumbs up

Now ! 👺 ! GET TO WORK !
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Bye : Philip 😎😎😎

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jul 28, 2017 5:19 PM CST
I agree with Philip, the containers look too shallow. If the plants recover from the wilting when you water them then the problem isn't overwatering. I see there is white powdery stuff on the surface of the growing medium, have you been fertilizing a lot or with very hard water?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 28, 2017 6:13 PM CST
You are trying to grow a cucumber in what essentially is a 6 inch pot. Those bins look to be about 24 x 18 with 4 inches of soil - and I count at least 8 plants per bin. There is no possible way you can sustain plants with this set-up.

You may be able to salvage this plan by constantly feeding when you water. I would use something organic (like fish emulsion) mixed at 1/4 strength (or less) and applied daily when you water.

Maybe next time, try hydroponics.

Good luck!
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