How long will cucumbers produce

josko021July 14, 2010

I'm getting a huge crop of summer squash and cucumbers and am wondering how long the plants will continue to produce. Do they go like that 'till cool fall weather, or do they taper off before then?

If they will taper off soon, should I be setting out more plants now?

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I find that mine produce for an average of 3 to 4 weeks before succumbing to bacterial wilt brought on by cucumber beetles. However, in disease/pest free conditions, they should last you into the very late summer or early fall. Setting new plants out now may work, but if your late summer turns out to be cool, the reduced light levels and reduced heat will signal the plant into dormancy. You probably won't get much out of them.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 9:55AM
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They do taper off after about a month of production...I plant two half rows of pickling cucs, one I plant end of May, the other a month after...some folks start them indoors a month early, plant them out, and then sow another row directly

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 10:20AM
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