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started too soon, flowering inside

Posted by tobaira 5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 6, 10 at 12:47

I know I started the cucumbers and the peppers too early this year.. they've just started flowering though and I still have probably 3 weeks before the weather is good enough to put them outside (maybe slightly less if I get the Wall O Waters from my neighbor). Not sure if I should do something or just let them go and hope they survive the transplant? One of the cucumbers had like 5 on it! Should I pick them off (not sure what to call them, technically not flowers but little cukes and peps)?

Lots of lessons being learned this year!

-T


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RE: started too soon, flowering inside

The peppers - pinch off the blooms and they will do fine. The cukes however will most likely stunt. I would start new ones of them or better yet plan to just direct seed them - that works best anyway.

Members of that family if transplanted with more than just 1 true leaf produce poorly throughout the season.

Dave


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