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planted Wautoma cucumbers from ' REAL SEEDS' have been fed ,watered well but all leaves now brown crispy & dropping. there seem to be any number of wilt , blights that cucumbers are prone too, can anyone suggest the best disease resistant strain to try next year, Greenhouse & outdoor thanks
might not be disease, cucumbers don't like wet feet, if you've over watered (even a little) the roots may have rotted out.
Dont think Ive over waterd , in large pot in conservatory. very healthy, grew quickly- had quite a few very tasty cus , tough skin though, suddenly rusty brown like tomato blight leaves. no close gardeners to ask. will research before next year
Last year I grew marketmore in the greenhouse in a pot, no problem at all lots of lovely fruit. This year I am growing them outside in the ground up canes, the plants are looking good but no fruit mature yet. Also telegraph in the greenhouse planted in the ground with plastic bottles dug in for watering purposes, this variety needs the male flowers removing, the plants are doing well and the fruit is ready to eat had one which was very succulent with a mild taste. Next year I may splash out on more expensive seeds which produce female flowers only as one of my telegraph grew massive 14 inches long but was as bitter as could be due to getting pollinated.
wseemed a realy vigorous healthy plant , affected in acouple of days , also have 2 melons , minnesota midget, again vigorous and healthy , but I can see a lot of same type of leaves today. loads of male flowers no female .
I've learnt from experience with greenhouse cucumbers, and now ONLY grow varieties that are resistance to Powdery Mildew disease. This year I'm enjoying good crops on Bella and Tiffany.
Drying leaves can also be the result of attack by Red Spider Mite. Have you inspected leaves closely for any signs? Maintaining high humidity by regular misting can help deter attack.
Good to here Bella and tiffany it will be next year. Thought cucs liked to be dryish or the stem rots,?? Last year lost all varieties of Toms bar one. This year only growing Vanessa & Losetto . seems fine so far !
Don't mention tomato blight!!!!!!
Blame myself really, as I'd been keeping a close eye on outdoor tomatoes to try and judge when I should spray with a preventive copper fungicide. Suddenly spotted in this week, and it has already taken hold.
Have ripped out any plants showing symptoms of blight and sprayed everything, including Losetto that should be blight tolerant. Not leaving anything to chance as I really love my tomatoes!
Hopefully some of the large Italian plum tomatoes will have survived ... fingers crossed!
All this rain, high humidity and high temperatures is just what blight needs to spread on potatoes and tomatoes, so beware! Spray today!