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Re: Cucumber Seedlings - Now You See Them, Now You Don't

I lost a bunch of squash and melon seedlings as well. I put a cage around them, but that didn't help. From that I sorta concluded that it was probably a flying insect. So I put a sheet of Agribon (row cover) over the cage and just buried the edges with soil so it was completely enclosed.

After two weeks of that, they'd grown large enough that I could take the Agribon off, and now they just grow faster than the bugs can eat 'em.
Sunset 23/USDA 11a, Elev. 783', Frost free since 8,000 BC. Plagued by squirrels, gophers, and peafowl, but coming to terms with it!



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