One of the cucumbers never even made it outside to battle the elements, bugs and my lack of experience. Instead he ran into a much worse enemy – my shy and timid cat Alfie. Alfie the cucumber killer snuck into the plant room while it was being aired out – as it’s starting to feel like a rainforest in there with all the plants -and proceeded to quietly EAT the cucumber to death. To be fair, she chomped on three out of four of them, but one she actually dug up out of the pot and he did not survive the onslaught. Good job I have four plants and was planning on only planting two. I’m nothing if not prepared.
Once I got over my righteous indignation (can’t she tell the difference between cat grass and a cucumber?), banished the cat, photographed the evidence, I also noticed some weird yellow spots on one of the surviving plants’ leaves. Since they haven’t seen the light of day or the bugs of soil yet, I am stumped as to what could be causing this damage. Only ONE leaf on ONE cucumber is affected making it even more of a mystery. Google was there for me with all sorts of helpful suggestions, but they all involve mold, bugs or viruses and people, this is my OFFICE we’re talking about. My poor cukes can’t seem to catch a break.
Does this look familiar, and if so can anyone help?