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'Cucumber Diseases'

Cucumbers - An expert viewpoint

…happiest in rich, moist soil, so don't forget to mulch your cucumbers well during hot, dry weather and water them regularly. Harvest cucmbers before any yellowing begins with a sharp knife or secateurs to ensure a clean cut and avoid any disease infection (you can also remove old or damaged stems in…

Vegetables | 'How To' Gardening Guides

…out how to grow courgettes... How To Grow Cucumbers Growing cucumber plants is really quite easy once you understand that there are two main types available, and these need different treatment to produce a good crop. Find out how to grow cucumbers... How To Grow Garlic Garlic is best planted between…

Damping Off

…best to take sensible precautions against these diseases whatever seed you plan to sow as any plant can suffer. Before you can plan to control any plant disease, it is important to know where the fungus comes from and how it is spread. Some diseases only survive on living plants, while others can be…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 26th July 2013

…I doing something wrong? Answer: Hi Rachel, it sounds like your cucumbers haven't been pollinated - shrivelling and turning yellow before they start to swell. If this is what is happening then you probably have an outdoor cucumber which produces both male and female flowers (such as 'Burpless Tasty…

What to do in the garden in August

…such as tomato food once fruits start to form on peppers, cucumber and aubergines. * • Continue to feed tomato plants with a tomato fertiliser and remove leaves lower down on the plant to help with air cirulation and prevent disease. * • Pinch out the top of tomato plants to concentrate…

What to do in the garden in July

…under cover before the first frosts. * • Pepper plants will benefit from being potted on into progressively larger pots. * • Train cucumber stems upwards instead of trailing over the ground, to make the most of the space available. Simply tie in their long stems to vertical wires or…

Edible Flowers Guide

…many other dishes. It is always best to grow your own edible flowers, and then you can be sure that they are clean, fresh and free from pests and disease. The majority of edible flowers are always best picked fresh from the garden the day you want to use them. Growing your own also allows you to…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and AnswerSession7th September 2012

…compost in warm, humid conditions. A good tip that I have read is to root Dianthus barbatus cuttings in the border soil of a greenhouse where cucumbers are being grown, as they benefit from the same moist humid conditions and the large leaves offer the cuttings the shading that they need.…

Thompson and Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 12th July 2013

…(although take care not to mound mulch against the trunk). It may also be worth taking a close look at the leaves and stems for any signs of disease such as unusual colourings or bumps, or oozing sap. I hope this helps Sarah, good luck with your fruit and vegetables this year. Name: Eve Bradley…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…be as prolific, particularly if we have a cool summer. They will be perfectly happy in pots, grow bags or the ground, similar to tomatoes and cucumbers. Place the okra somewhere bright, making sure they're not shaded by other big plants and ventilate the greenhouse on hot days to allow good air…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th February 2012

…give you some general advice. Basically growing brassicas successfully mostly comes down to providing fertile, firm soil, and avoiding pests and diseases. Brassicas generally prefer a sheltered position on rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. They must be planted on firm ground so try to…