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Q.A Spreading Disease On My Cucurbits

Zone Lake Stevens, WA, 8b | Anonymous added on April 27, 2021 | Answered

Please help. I’m afraid I’m about to lose all of my cucumbers and melons. Looks like a disease is effecting and spreading to all my cucurbits. My zucchini looks fine so far. I live in the PNW zone 8b. I lost my first cucumber very early on. I thought it was dampening off, so I put a fan on my veges, sprinkled cinnamon on my starts and even though I lost a few cucumbers, everything else seemed fine. A few days ago 2 of my cucumbers started to wilt. They didn’t appear to be dry, but I watered anyways to see if their leaves would perk up. They quickly died soon after. Then I noticed more and more of my cucumbers stems had what appeared to be some sort of disease. I tried to research what it was on the internet but nothing is matching what it might be. I’m newish to vegetable gardening, learning everything I know from blogs and YouTube. I usually buy vege starts from the store but because of current events, I bought all my seeds online this year. It seems like everything that can go wrong this year in my garden has. I’m super discouraged. I have an ant infestation, flea beetles, peach leaf curl, slugs/snails, a feral cat that keeps popping in my garden, so.many.birds, etc, etc. Oh yeah, and my tried and true blueberry bushes appear to have a disease that’s spreading as well. I try to only use organic/non-toxic things in my garden. I’ve even used homeopathic remedies. Should I toss all my cucurbit loot or can these be saved?

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Answered on April 28, 2021
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