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28/08/2012 at 18:36

Hello All,

This is the first year i have grown Cucumbers (in a container) and I have a plant now infested with spider mites. I have sprayed the affected leaves with dish-soap and water but was wondering if the cucumbers on the plant are still safe to eat....

They look OK.... what are your thoughts on this one?

28/08/2012 at 19:51

I would just peel them  Red Spider mites love hot dry air so if you grow cues again it would be a good idea to mist the plants with water regularly

Pam LL x

28/08/2012 at 20:14

Thank you lilylouise!


29/08/2012 at 08:11

liz.. best thing i have been told and i do is to water the floor of the greenhouse every morning to keep it moist.. and i do that sveral times a day in mine.. and not had them this year..

29/08/2012 at 09:46

Thanks very much for the tip gardeningfantic... I don't have room for a green house but if i ever get a bigger garden and install one i will be sure to do as your suggest.!

31/08/2012 at 19:57

Spider mites also have a habit of infecting strawberry plants when grown inside (experimented brightening up the office) but 4 plants died within weeks of being brought inside. Would agree with Gardeningfanatic though, it seems mist/steam is best way to go to keep them at bay.

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