Hi I'm new here. I gardened for many years in Colorado at over 7.000 ft elevation and 8 in annual moisture. The only major garden problem was a very short (3 mo) growing season and cool ltemperautes. Hardly any bug or disease issues because it was too cold.
About 20 years ago we moved to the panhandle of OK with a young family and I have gardened sporadically but mostly raised children and worked full time. My youngest leaves for college next week and after over 12 years of having all my fall and sping weekends spent watching athletic events I will have time to garden again. :)
I have been reading OK garden web posts for about a month and have learned much and enjoyed the postings. I planted a few things mid-June when my son and husband finished a 6 ft fence to keep out rabbits, pheasants, cattle and other uninvited guests. My problem right now is my cucumbers. The leaves are turning yellow and some of the vines are dead. The cucumber fruit looks like it has scars on it and tonight 2 of the cucs have a hard, amber colored secretion on them. I have been searching the web on cuc diseases and pests but haven't figured out the problem. I do have a few cucumber beetles showing but the yellowing of the leaves started before the beetles. I don't find any other insects except pollinators on them. I have the vines growing on a trellis and mulched. There were cucs planted in the same place last year so I suspect a soil borne disease but thought I would have seen evidence of it before now.
Thanks for any help you can give.