I am trying to figure out what went wrong with my cucumber plants. i am in central NC and the plants were doing great until we had rain for many days in a row. do you think they developed some sort of disease from too much water?
Did you have white "fur" or spots on the cucumbers prior to them turning brown and/or limp? I've had the same issue with my cucumbers this year, but had powdery mildew prior to the plants shriveling. In fact, I've got powdery mildew on everything in the melon/squash family. I'm combating it with an old folk remedy of 50% water and 50% milk. The jury is still out, but I think it's actually working!
I was stripping the infected leaves from the plants, hoping they'd make a comeback. Now I've decided to plant more seed. Cucumbers grow so fast, I'm hoping I'll get a few more before the first frost.
I had similar issues as well from what I believe was too much rain possibly washing away too many nutrients. I have sandy soil so mine were growing like crazy and then all of a sudden from the bottom up, the leaves were turning yellow, and the leaves shriveled up and fell off. I found info in using Epsom Salts to replace magnesium, but I think it was too late. I was growing Dragon's Egg cucumbers and only two made it.