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Gitagal wrote:
It has been a while--so now it is "winter"...yeah??? Not here.

I have to tell you that I tried to fertilize my 3 cuke plants--and 2 days later they were dead as a doornail.
Shriveled up--dry leaves--a total gonner.....

My Pakistani neighbor said---"NO! NO! you never fertilize cucumbers.
Do any of you have any comments on this?

Out of the few veggies I grow--I would love to have a good crop of cukes--as I like to make
my own pickles.
I cannot say I ever saw any pests on them--but, not knowing, I also did not look too closely.
I had also never grown Cukes in this bed before. Just tomatoes.

I had planned to plant my cukes there again--as I have very limited space. Now you are telling me not to....
I could go with a container--but it can get so hot here--it will fry the soil.

Pic. #1--How the cukes plants looked in 2 days after I fertilized them
Pic. #2--How it looked before....good and healthy
Pic. #3--My tomatoes, in my new raised bed, also had some kind of fungus going on.
I blamed it on the crappy soil I had delivered-which nothing organic about it.
Trying hard to amend it......
Pic. #4--My Sun Golds in the same bed--this was very disheartening....

Someone at out Plant Swap in fall of last year, suggested I plant just some hybrids.
I had been trying to grow mostly heirloom tomatoes, which he said are more susceptible
to all kinds of problems. I may just have to go that way this summer.

Any suggestions of how I could deal with this problem?

Thanks, Gita

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