Why are my cucumbers turning yellow?


I left in on the vine to keep growing but when I went to water and check on it, it was turning yellow and didn’t grow very big.

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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Aug 16, 2018

    This will answer your question. This has been a strange year for plants of all kinds. Some areas are getting too much rain and some are getting none. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoPAW7Yr0CU

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Aug 16, 2018


    A. plants of All kinds do not merit receiving Chinese Water Tortures adapted for Plants.

    B. Water is by no means a Substitute for Minerals and Food.

    They need Manures and what I call a Diarrhea Daiquiri treatment:

    32 oz Water

    8 oz Manure

    1 Spritz of a Lemon

    If these poor cucumbers had mouths these would all be screaming:

    Help! HELLLP! Somebody! Somebody Please rescue me! Steal me away from this Cruel Owner and this Water Diet Torture! I need Food! Help!

    So, you gotta feed them.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 16, 2018

    Did you miss picking them? In my experience, they have over-ripened when they yellow and you can't eat them.

    • Pam Kneebone Pam Kneebone on Aug 17, 2018

      There is a very special pickle that is called slap jack pickles my first in-laws gave me in the late 60's.They were awesome and only yellow cucumbers could be used.I remember when cooked they looked like pears but good- sweet..

  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 16, 2018

    Hello. A cucumber can become over rip and turn yellow. The chlorophyll begins to fade causing them to yellow. It also can be from a virus or over watering.

  • Pam Kneebone Pam Kneebone on Aug 17, 2018

    My experience has been that if left on the vine and picking young and green. They are not inedible however.You can make relishes- I just made dill relish. There is an old time recipe that called for only yellow cucumbers called slap jack pickles.Good and sweet.My first in- laws gave me the recipe but it is time consuming with salt soaking overnight, cooking till translucent- looked like pears.It is simply they have been on the vine too long. They can be used as I said for relishes as well.

  • Pam Kneebone Pam Kneebone on Aug 17, 2018

    I meant to say you did not take them young and green

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