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Cuke-tastrophe

 

Dead as a doornail

Dead as a doornail

 

 

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.

 

 

Guilty culprit

Guilty culprit

 

 

 

Mmmm cucumber leaf

Mmmm cucumber leaf

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weird yellowing

Weird yellowing

 

Close up

Close up

 

 

Does this look familiar, and if so can anyone help?

 

 

 

 

 

4 comments to Cuke-tastrophe

  • We have always direct-sown our cucumbers so not sure what the issue could be.

    Think yellow cucumber leaves are bad? How about purple eggplant leaves?!? As soon as we set out our eggplants one of them turned all purple. Our best guess is something to do with the cold temperatures one night. It is still growing so we’ll see what happens!

  • admin

    Hmmm… wish I could direct sow myself, but climate precludes. Purple eggplant? At least it matches 🙂 I know purple tomato leaves can indicate a nitrogen defficiency, so that could be something to look at.

  • Hi, discriminative posts there 🙂 thank’s for the gripping word

  • admin

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and for visiting!

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