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Old Saturday 21st April 2012, 13:29
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Question Cucumbers......help please

I have grown 5 cucumber plants from seed and all seemed to be doing ok, i replanted them into a large container (80ltrs) i will be growing them in a plastic green house (lots of rain here). They seemed to be doing fine being moved then all of a sudden the 2 larger leaves started going white around the edges and drying up and now looking like they are going to die.
Not sure if i have done something wrong or not.
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 13:49
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Hi Delianasmummy, welcome to the forum! I'm not a veggie expert, so I can't offer any advice, but someone with more knowledge will be along soon. Hang in there!
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Old Sunday 22nd April 2012, 17:49
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I seem to remember the leaves of the courgette plants I have grown doing the same thing to no ill effect. I am not an expert though!
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Old Monday 23rd April 2012, 11:09
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Thanks for the replies, been watching them for a couple of days, 1 seems to be dying, but the others even though the leaves are drying on the outside the middle leaves still look fresh and growing.

Pray for sun and hope for the best
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 21:55
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I am no expert but I think this could be mildew, sounds like what happened to my courgettes (cucumber and courgettes are related aren't they?) last year, this site advises that you should avoid watering the leaves and just water the soil, ideally at the start of the day.
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Old Saturday 2nd February 2013, 20:55
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Yup, it sounds like powdery mildew.
My cucumbers, pumpkins and courgettes all succumbed to it last year. End result was that the cukes didn't fruit and the pumpkins were small, however the courgettes fruited well into the autumn as a consolation.

Apparently it is a 'windblown' attacker so, as previously mentioned, don't water the leaves only the soil and if you have a greenhouse they may fare a little better in there.

No pumpkins for me this year, they take up too much space. But I'll persevere with both the others...because they're worth it!

Good luck this year

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Old Sunday 26th May 2013, 05:49
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I grew the small Lebanese type cucumbers last summer and allowed them to grow vertically on a wire mesh trellis instead of a ground cover with a result that was far better than the normal horizontal cultivation, better visual sighting of ready fruit, and far less trouble from the mildew and like diseases due to the better ventilation.
The ground hugging dampness under the foliage seems to guarantee trouble later in the summer.
More free space for other plants too and I grew my tomatoes alongside.

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