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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:01 pm 
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I have had 3 trys and finally got some shoots.
I have cucumber, and 3 types of climbing beans.

wondering how long the main stem to grow to transfer to garden bed


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 Post subject: Re: punt boxes
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I have cucumber and also wondering how long to grow to transfer into garden bed


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hear is the garden bed I am climbibg the beans on the wire and the cucumber infront of the beans, I am wondering with the cucumber how far abaut to plant the next cucumber plant, I want to plant the cucumber all the way along the front.


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Plant the cucumber when they just start to develop their 2nd set of true leaves. The first true leaves will be a different shape to the first pair that emerge. Plant space depends on variety and some will sprawl or climb. They will tangle with your beans but that won't matter.
Beans can be planted out any time, as soon as the plants look sturdy and have a couple of sets of leaves. If they don't survive transplant, put seeds straight into the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: punt boxes
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thank you,

what about the climbing beans, how high should I grow the main stem before transfering


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I'd transfer the beans once they have developed a proper set of leaves. The first two leaves that emerge will b rounded in suspended. The next lot of leaves are the 'proper' leaves. The will have a more pointy end. Once these little plants have a few proper leaves (even if they're small) you can move them to their final spot.

Don't do it on a hot day though. And do it later in the day when it's cooled down a bit. Water them in well and mulch around them. Water them every day.

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after transferring, beans, cucumber, into foam boxes and in garden bed, I have had the beans leaves die off on me, the cucumber is ok, and only some of the beans have died off the stem is ok. I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day and he told me 2 reasons, 1. disease or 2. stress when I transferred. I thought it was just because it was to hot and the leaves die off.


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Could also be over-watering, under-watering or a fungus in the soil that has attacked the roots (this will cause a plant to wither). Or could be that it was too hot and they had too much sun exposure before they could adjust to their new location.

Were they mostly in the shade before you moved them?

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that's what I was wonder, when you say Or could be that it was too hot and they had too much sun exposure before they could adjust to their new location.

but I had been thinking, when the plants are to big for the punt boxes and still a little to small to transfer, when they are to big for the punt, boxes, can I transfer them in a pot and but them in half sun light before I put them in full sunlight


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Could also be over-watering, under-watering or a fungus in the soil that has attacked the roots (this will cause a plant to wither). Or could be that it was too hot and they had too much sun exposure before they could adjust to their new location.

Were they mostly in the shade before you moved them?


they were in a green house which is light


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I prefer to start my big seeds straight into the ground. Dig a small hole and put in some seed raising mix if your soil is not very fine and plant direct -2 or 3 seeds in a group. When they have passed the 2 leaf stage cut off the weakest and leave the best or transplant the rejects if you want (or give them to the chooks). Cutting off avoids damaging the roots of the one to stay. That way you avoid transplant shock and the seeds are hardened off. Watch for snails and slugs. Frost shouldn't be a problem where you are.


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 Post subject: Re: punt boxes
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I was talking to someone from Bunnings in the gardening place, and she told me to compose the garden.
and I was talking to a mate, and I also found when I transfer the plants in the garden bed I am transftering the plants and not the soil.
my mate told me to soak the punt boxes before I transfer them in the garden bed with the soil in the punt boxes ( because of stress )


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