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Q.Cucumber Plants Dying

Zone Smyrna, GA | cggrainger added on June 20, 2021 | Answered

The attached is from my garden. These are pickling cucumber plants. They were next to zucchini that never produced and suffered a similar but much more advanced state/fate. Any advice from the image of what it is and how to treat it?  I am a new gardener. Thank you

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Answered on June 21, 2021

Your soil is, heavily, infected with bacteria. This would signal that the soil remains too wet for too long, or had at one time, but had never been treated after.

You will need a fungicide, or you can solarize the bed. Personally, I would opt for a solarization with soils that are this badly infected. This will take the better part of a whole gardening season, though.

Here is an article that will help:


Once the soil has returned to a clean state, you can amend it. This will help:


Here is an article that will help you to grow cucumbers:


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