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    Default Best way to water cucumbers

    What's the best way to water them can I put them in a tray full of water or do you water from above.

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    I would do as you say and water from the bottom to try to prevent stem rot. If this is not possible like if you have them in a grow bag I sink a plant pot i to the soil/compost next to the plant and water into this.
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    You really do not want to leave the stem standing in damp compost, cumbers have a tendency to commit suicide.

    I don't have any trays big enough for my large pots to stand in so make a circular depression around the pot away from the stem and water into this.
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    will they be ok like this

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    Yes, how big are those pots? Lovely looking plants

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    Oh that's what cucumber plants are supposed to look like....
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    The pots are just short of 12" all way round and deep I've never grown any veg so I will apologise in advance for any daft question I ask.

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    Mine are all out side now and I cut the bottom off plastic 1 ltr bottles and sunk the bottle neck by the roots so I can just go round and fill up the bottle with the watering can. I do the same for my peppers and toms.
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