Black Widow Spider

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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:29

I don't know what to say or think....I'm in a confused quandary...thought the plants were being pollinated thus the flowers+ fruit....I thought it was more to do with a disease....???????? OMG what to do, don't know.....

I sure will be needing all the luck I can savy...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:56

Thank you for your fast response, just wanted to let you know I'm on the case and going to have a study...thank you..ju


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:25

Please some one, any one, out there please please help .......MAJOR SOS ......

My fruits are failing on my beloved courgette plants, had the exact same problem last year, I was devastated I lost all my plants, so yielding next to none at all ......I dearly love my freshly harvested courgette fruits and having had to wait a long year to grow again I'm desperate not to loose them all for a second year running ...hoping to get on to the case toot sweet, dealing with the situation immediately I'm hoping to by pass the calamity...

HISTORY OF GROWTH: Plants grow healthy, strong and normal, pollinating, flowering and fruiting correctly up to a point....! Fruit grows with flower attached, all's well, then when fruit reaches approximately 2" in length the flowers start to shrivel and rot before eventually falling off. This in turn causes the end of the courgette to yellow. The fruit tapers at end, won't grow any more, makes it inedible, has to cut off and discarded....

Please please diagnose and help me remedy the situation urgently before I loose all my fruit, how upset I'll be if that happens......

Thank you all for taking the time to read through this, and more thanks if anyone can give any advice, any advise what so ever will be such a tremendous help....

Happy gardening...enjoy the weather....

ps.....please see attached photos..... I've also included photos of the condition of some of the leaves just encase this may be a cause of the issue, to me they've taken on the usual effects of courgette plants..




Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:24







Vegetable book

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:09

Hi MuddyFork

was hoping our paths would cross again......had a sweet corn incident, remember you advised......growing from strength to strength now brill......thank you...this must be a top book if you use it.....I'll sorce it out......many many thanks......until the next encounter, enjoy the rest of your day...... 

Vegetable book

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:08


Can any one be so kind as to help me buy a good reference book on garden pests and diseases........I'm specifically wanting one that has a good section for vegetables  as that's what I want it for, tell a lie it for me mum's birthday, expense not an issue.........please please can any one recommend a really really good informative book, that has both good descriptive detail, and, photos/pictures for easy identification...... hope there's a willing gardener out there to suggest any titles for me......please please......thank you....

Happy gardening

ju x

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:56


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:02

Emma1978......oohhh that's really sweet...thank you for your concern, I'm sorry too, really really sorry....

Hay ho Muddy fork, looks as if you may be on to a winner!!!!!! how very clever of you to source such.......googled it, been and researched it and looked it up in numerous garden books, one photo on web showed exactly what my plants looked like....infact it could have almost been one of my photo's....! It's soil defficency, some types of plants are more susceptible to this than others......I'm hoping, got everthing crossed, that my emergency second crop, do hope I've not be to late in germenation for the plants to crop, will not sow signs, at the moment they seem to be holding their own, different type see....mmmmmm watch this space.......... like I'm obsesseivly watching my corn. I'll continue to delve in to Boran defficency and hope to come up with a solution.....can't thank you enough, well done....infact very very well star!

Bf206.....thank you for your suggestion too, you've all have been so very very kind and helpful.....yes squirrels do sometimes frequent my garden, never would I have dreamt of such a happening. The problem is with my first batch of corn, not all but just a few, the others, and my second planting seem to be, dare I say it, am I tempting fate, okay to a degree at the's a mystery...I'm working on Boran deficency suggested by MuddyFork, seem a strong possibility....... My netting is coming right back out though as we speak for certain, rest assured.....thank you so very very much....

To the 3 of you enjoy your gardening........and make most of the weather x


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:05

Emma1978, thank you for taking the time to help me, afraid not, where it looks scorched is the yellowing and browning of what ever it is.....starts small then gets progressingly worse, happens during weeks and weeks of no sunshine, I really really do appreciate your suggestion, most gratified thank you very much indeed.....

Muddy Fork, liking the name...excellent suggestion huge thanks, I'm on to googling straight hope it's it and I can remedy it, most obliged and indepted to you if that be the answer......thank you for being so helpful and kind to take the time out to look it up...profuse thanks....


Much and many many thanks to you both, so really very very kind of both of you.......take care


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:51

Please some one out there, please please help! Yearly I wait eagerly to grow sweet corn, but disaster has struck....eeeeekkkkkk. Some of the plants are showing signs of either being attacked by nasties or by having some kind of disease. I've re-searched over internet with failed results. The initial problematic plants I eradicated from site just encase it was viral, but since, others are now showing the same signs of having what ever.......I'm desperate to save the crop I have left standing........the leaves seem to fail at stem, showing signs of browning and withering, top of leaf remains healthy until they totally weaken at the source then die, all leaves on plants eventualy show these signs, even if I remove contaminated leaf before other show signs of being contaminated this does not stop the spread...........OMG please please advise/help, begging anybody......want fresh home grown sweetcorn this year, a must......THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!



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