Transplanting Cucumbers, Murder or Suicide?
Well I don't know what I did wrong this year, but it seems as if they all had a compact together. I started Diva cucumbers to be grown in a high tunnel. I was very successful last year with them. I had everything perfect, soil temp correct range, hardened off good, transplanted on a cloudy day, watered slightly. I know it is hard to transplant them.
However I put out 30 plants one week ago and I am down to maybe 10-12. Last year I put out 20 and lost 2. One was killed by the foot of a two year old, the other dampened off.
They are just dampening off. The stems are all constricted and yellow. I just wish I new what I did wrong. Could this have started when they were inside and I just didn't notice it? The seedlings were about 2-3 weeks old. They had 2-3 true leaves.
Oh, well I will try again. Probably direct seed this time. I already lost some of the jump on the season I was hoping for.
Has this happened to you? Thanks.