I am growing several cucumbers this year and they look wonderful. They are called a Spacemaster Bush hybrid and are advertised as suitable for containers. I put them in 7 gallon pots and they seem happy. The problem is that the fruit is bitter. I am harvesting them at 6-8 inches, which is what the seed packet recommends. Is it something I am doing or is it the variety? I use jobes organic fertilizer and pro mix and water faithfully. There is lots of fruit and tons of flowers. We do not have a compost pile (yet) and I am curious if that would help. It seems like it would. Next year I am planning on trying Sweet Success but if I could improve this years crop that would be a good thing. Thanks!
I don't have any answers for the bitter cucumbers... however, I think you'll enjoy the Sweet Success next year. We sure do.. They grow big and are sweet.. We only planted 3 vines, and they've given us a steady supply of cucumbers all summer..
Originally Posted by Dragon3464
More water less fertilizer
More just plan water.
Salts in the fert's can make them bitter if they don't get lots of water.
I fertilize cucs once per week to 10 days & give them lots & lots of water.
Watch the growing tips of the vine. When the leaves stay smaller than normal,
give the plans some fertilizer. I'd water 2 to 3 times per day with the weather we've been having.
My sweet success have been exceptional this year. Using lots & lots of water.