Cucumber Plants
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Wilting Plants

Anonymous added on April 30, 2014 | Answered

Planted bedding plants on new garden plot. Look good for a day or so then wilt, die!! Also any seeds planted (cukes, beans) do not come up. Seeds are gone when I look to see if they have germinated. No trace of seeds. No squirrels, or birds.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 30, 2014

It could be other small rodents getting the seeds, such as mice or voles. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/vole-control.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm As for the plants wilting, this could be either too much fertilizer in the soil that is burning the roots or there are gaps in the soil around the plants that are preventing water from getting to the roots. Never put fertilizer directly in the holes when planting, and flood the area after planting to help collapse any air pockets around the roots.

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