Why are my cucumbers deformed?
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Likewise, why are my cucumbers curling?
Cucumber fruit curl, properly known as crooking, is a common condition of cucumbers. Pollen requires semi-humid, warm conditions to be as its best, and when it's too dry or prolonged rains occur during flowering, cucumber ovaries may not be fully pollinated.
Also, why do my cucumbers look like squash? odd-shaped cucumbers - Knowledgebase Question. Poor pollination can make cucumbers look more like gourds than cukes but water stress can play a part, too. If a flower isn't completely pollinated, due to weather or lack of insect activity, not all parts of the fruit will develop completely.
Furthermore, what causes short fat cucumbers?
When the female bloom does not get enough viable pollen, the cucumber may develop lopsided or the fruit may be stunted. Poorly pollinated cucumbers typically swell at the stem end but fail to grow to the expected length. The blossom end may twist or curl, resulting in fat, nubby cucumbers.
Should you water cucumbers everyday?
Cucumbers are vigorous growers and therefore need between 1 and 2 inches of water per week, depending on the weather and the characteristics of your soil. The key is to keep the soil slightly moist at all times. Water deeply about once or twice a week — and more often if you're gardening in sandy soil.