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Postby jazz » Jul 17, 2008 5:59 pm

Both links lead to cukes. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

Anywhoooo my cukes have yellow leaves. What to do. Jazz
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Postby bluewillow » Jul 17, 2008 6:12 pm

I believe cukes require a fair bit of water Jazz.

My cukes have dwindles down to a precious couple ... and these are in totes.

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Postby jazz » Jul 17, 2008 6:26 pm

BW we had 25 days of rain in June and so far july seems to be doing quite good rain wise. Sooooo now what Jazz
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Postby bluewillow » Jul 17, 2008 8:05 pm

Cukes enjoy sunshine as well. Test the soil to see if the soil is damp. I'm not certain about fertilizing.

Good luck, Jazz. My wee veggie plot is only so-so.

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Postby sunkeeper » Jul 17, 2008 9:18 pm

Cucumbers need well drained soil. They like soil that a good amount of organic matter. Manure will give the plants the nutrients they require.

Insects, especially honeybees, pollinate cucumbers. If bees are not available the plants may not set fruit due to lack of pollination. Insufficient pollination sometimes results in deformed fruits. When applying insecticides, use caution to protect pollinating insects.
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Postby OGrubber » Jul 18, 2008 7:30 am

Maybe they don't have enough nitrogen, Jazz.
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