Cucumber Problems

mccoml(9)May 10, 2012

I'm relatively new to gardening, and I've started having problems with my cucumbers. At first they were turning a bit yellow, and I thought I had waited to long to trellis them. I had originally mounded them, but Florida rain washed my mounds down to bumps. But after I trellised them the problem persisted, and the yellow turned to a papery brown. I've done some research, and I think it's either anthracnose, or angular leaf spot. Can someone help? I've started treating them with Neem oil last week when I decided it is a problem, and I haven't noticed any improvement.

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ShenandoahJoe(6)

That's happened to mine a few times. I ignore it. Your blossoms look fine, so make sure the plant has all the nutrients it needs and the fruit should come out OK.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 4:00PM
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lilcee

Do they look anything like mine? Mine are all turning yellow. It's been really hot and dry here and I water them but I wonder if they're not getting enough water?

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    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 4:41PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Just be glad they don't have mildew.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 11:06PM
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marys1000

I wish I could help. I have had something similar where the leaves just turned to white crunchy paper.
Definately took a toll on production. Never figured out what it was.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 12:46PM
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mccoml(9)

@lilcee, they look just like yours, but it's definitely not that they're not getting enough water. I'm pretty sure it's angular leaf spot, and have been treating it with every recipe in the book. I started with neem every week, no improvement, then I tried compost tea for 3 weeks, and it just kept getting worse.I tried copper fungicide for 2 weeks and a small improvement maybe? but then it started raining every day. I tried baking soda, but it hasn't been dry for days so I can't tell if that was effective. I've decided on switching between milk spray and baking soda, and if it doesn't improve I'm pulling up the plants and putting down butternut squash!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 10:42PM
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