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Location: Milford, CT
Posted: Jun/01/2008 10:12 AM PST
I have a new garden and all of a sudden this has happened to my cukes. Please take a look at my picture and let me know what you think is wrong. I have been watering at night but someone told me to water in the morning. I have no idea what I am doing so any help would be great. The leaves feel dried out, but I have been watering so I don't understand. Thanks again.
Posted: Jun/01/2008 8:15 PM PST
well i have herbs tomatoes an pepopeers but weve done cukes at my uncles house anywho ill usially water in the afternoon an ive had no iossues--tho i break ALL the rules-- are there enough nutrients in the soil it it draining ok an all?? is it ok fer the plant itself??
--id say take one of them leaves thats mottled an some soil to a nursery local=better they should atleast be able to help you
Location: West of Salem, OR on the W. edge of the Willamette
Posted: Jun/02/2008 2:45 PM PST
To me, it appears to be sunburn. I get it on my spinach, chard, and other greens when there are sunny days followed by cloudy weeks. This happens here a lot this time of year. I wonder also if they are transplants taken out of a shaded house or facility at the nursery or store and suddenly thrust in to sunlight.
I've had peppers do this also.
Solution: I put a shingle on the sun side or create an angle shade with two shingles pushed into the ground to provide some shade during the hottest part of the day. As they toughen up, I remove the shade.