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Rae17
Branford, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2007
11:37 AM

Post #3440467

This is what I found when I checked my garden this morning. Two of my cukes just laying on the ground. The first one in this picture has about 1" of the stem sticking up out of the ground. I have never had this happen in all my years of gardening. My first thought was a cutworm. How can I prevent this?

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Rae17
Branford, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2007
11:39 AM

Post #3440469

This is the second plant. It has no stem at all coming up out of the ground.

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81302
Central, WI
(Zone 4b)

April 28, 2007
12:48 PM

Post #3440600

If it is cut worms can put piece of cardboard tube around the stem and shove it in the ground a bit. Can carefully thread over or easiest way is to slit the tube to get around the existing plant.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2007
4:13 PM

Post #3441099

My first thought would be there was a raccoon, woodchuck, squirrel, rabbit, deer, person, dog, cat, or other largish critter tromping through the garden and broke them off. The cardboard tubes would help with that sort of thing too.
Rae17
Branford, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2007
4:37 PM

Post #3441163

My garden is well fenced and there were no animals in there. If by some very slim chance one had got in there would have been visible tracks and there were none. We live in the middle of the woods and it's just about as secure as Fort Knox! It's even got electric fence around the bottom, middle and top. My husband said maybe a grasshopper did it. Is that possible?

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