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What's eating my watermelon and strawberry leaves?

Posted by nobueno Boulder, CO 5a (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 18:59

So I was out of town for two weeks but everything was waterered regularly and doing great. The watermelon put out about 3 feet of new growth but there are some leaves that have been eaten. There are a bunch of strawberries 10-15ft away and one is showing the same kind of damage. Also, there was a weed right next to the watermelon that had this purple fungus looking stuff on it, pic is also attached. Are they related? Is it something i need to worry about?

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RE: What's eating my watermelon and strawberry leaves?

You've got some kind of fungal disease that might be associated with your mulch. Melons don't really need to be mulched..
They look pretty sickly, so I'd spray with a good fungicide ASAP
and hope for the best.


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