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    Default How much water should you give a cucumber plant?

    I am growing a couple of cucumber plants, one tasty burpless and one retsina.

    I think I have over watered a couple of the othe ones that I grew as they died on me.

    Should I be watering them twice a day and if so how much each time, half a litre, a litre?

    One is about 2 foot tall, the other about 8 inches.

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    Forgot to say, they are in Morrisons 10 litre buckets.

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    I just water mine once a day and they are thriving....about 7 feet high at the moment. I have had 4 cucumbers so far and there are loads to come .

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    Put the water in the saucer and keep filling - any left over after half an hour after filling needs to be tipped out. It's the only way not to overwater plants.


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    If they are in a greenhouse like mine they need watering twice a day. Once the fruit have started growing they seem to get through huge amounts of water. I'd agree with zazen, if you have the pots in a tray or saucer and you end up with stagnant water in the tray you're giving them too much. Those Morrisons flower buckets are a little small for a cucumber and you'll probably have to feed them regularly as well.

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    Mine in a raised bed are being watered every 2-3 days and all bar the mini are romping away and beginning to fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Put the water in the saucer and keep filling - any left over after half an hour after filling needs to be tipped out. It's the only way not to overwater plants.

    Good in theory but my cucumber is HUGE I am not lifting it off the saucer, would put my back out!
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    Jings 21 Again - it all depends on where they growing, what they are growing in, what size they are and what the weather is like.
    Basically don't let them dry out, keep them damp but not wet, but I can't see them so don't know if that means water 3 times a day or twice a week. But you can see them Sorry, you have to work this one out for yourself

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