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Help me identify what is wrong with my cucumber and zucchini.

Posted by tbaleno 5b (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 4, 08 at 19:16

My whole hydroponic system is suffering badly. I'm not sure what is wrong, but all my plants (except watermelon for the most part) are suffering very badly. I took some pictures of an affected cucumber leaf an a picture of the female zucchini flower.

Can someone help me figure this out. I'm sure one thing that is happening is that I have gummy stem blight but I think I have other problems as well.

http://www.mysimplehomegarden.com/garden/images/00-single/leaf_gone_bad1.jpg
http://www.mysimplehomegarden.com/garden/images/00-single/leaf_gone_bad2.jpg
http://www.mysimplehomegarden.com/garden/images/00-single/zucchini_flower_brown_tip.jpg

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to the gallery containing these pictures


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RE: Help me identify what is wrong with my cucumber and zucchini.

I think this looks like a magnesium deficiency. Add a teaspoon of Epsom salt per 5 gallon to your nutrient solution.
(This will only affect new leaves!)


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RE: Help me identify what is wrong with my cucumber and zucchini.

Will do. I have epsom salt on my grocery list.


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RE: Help me identify what is wrong with my cucumber and zucchini.

I think im siding with greystoke on that one. I work at the garden cent at my local lowes. We have to learn all about plants and nutrient deficiancies if that doesn't work try adding some "ash" to your mixture. Anythin kind of ash like from your charcoal grill or a wood fire. It's really good for the leaf develpment.


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