cucumbers drying out, now with photo

vaherbmomAugust 9, 2013

Here's what they're looking like. This is the better looking part, on top. Lower down all the leaves are brown and dried.

I water every 3 days if it doesn't rain, but we've had plenty of rain this year. I started watering these daily since I noticed the problem.

thanks for any advice

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Plants are drying out. Soil may be too dry. Possible complications: and/or windy days and/or low humidity.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 6:56PM
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That looks to me like leaf scortch, a condition caused when the leaves loose moister faster than it can be replaced from the soil.

Here is a link that might be useful: About Leaf Scortch

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 7:07AM
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dryng out faster--that sounds like it may be it. They are actually picking up and looking better since I started watering them daily.

They are in a "square foot" bed--perhaps too shallow and so not enough moisture.

thank you!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 8:57AM
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