Saturday, August 7, 2010

Yellow Cucumbers

So my husband is obsessed with trying to get the produce as big as possible. There are several problems with this. First of all, for many plants, the more you pick, the more they produce. So if my hubby leaves the produce on the plant it isn't making more...

Second, if you leave it too long it is no longer good to eat. You can see that this cucumber was left too long which gave it the yellow color.

The yellow color can be caused by other things as well such as a virus, watering too much, or an imbalance in nutrients. Checking on you plants daily will give you an idea of the problem. Is the plant growing and looking a nice deep green, but after a few days turns yellow? Most likely you didn't pick it in time and cannot eat it now. Is your plant small and just started and already growing yellow? This means that something else is wrong... You'll have to evaluate how much you've been watering and go from there.

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