kgall
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Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Help...My cukes and Zukes are sick!

So these are my cucumbers. I have been looking for a diagnosis bit I can't tell what's what. I would like to try to get rid of this with as few chemicals as possible. The flowers are turning white and shriveling up. I haven't had any new cukes in a while either. The cukes that were pollinated seem to have stopped growing!
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This is my zuke. I am assuming this is powdery mildew. What is the best way to get rid of it...Will it still produce? The zukes that are there are getting fat in the middle but the ends are staying skinny.
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This is my first garden and I am so distressed over this...Please help!

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splat42069
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Location: Eastern PA

Im having the probs you are with my zukes and cukes too. They are both producing but not fast at all. Maybe 2 cukes every month.

I also have powdery mildew on my zukes, i bought a spray bottle at walmart and put 60/40 mixture of water and milk. Then spraying the leaves that are infected inside and out 1x a week. I cut all the dead leaves off and now its starting to take off again. I have 4 new zukes coming in alrdy.

kgall
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Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: New Hampshire

I cut the cuke leaves off. i am going to get a spray bottle tomorrow. It's worth a try!
Thanks!



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