Answer: Cucumber plants are susceptible to all sorts of diseases, including bacterial wilt, anthracnose, and leaf spot. It sounds as though you have been planting cucumbers in the same spot for several years; you might want to start a system of rotating your crops. It's best to keep at least a three year rotation -- that is, if you grow cucumbers in a bed one year, don't plant them again, or any related crop like melons or squash, for at least three years. This can help minimize disease problems. Try planting another variety, such as Burpee's 'Sweet Burpless', which is resistant to many diseases that plague cucumbers.
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