bugs? - Knowledgebase Question

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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Question by spkaren
May 29, 2009
something is eating holes in my cuke plants leaves,also the baby cukes tiny growth so far are turning light brown.it has been none stop raining,help!

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2009
Cucumber plants produce both male and female flowers. Don't worry if the earliest blooms on squash or cucumber plants fall off before they set any fruit. The male flowers of cucumbers and squash often bloom and wither before the female blossoms start appearing. So be patient with squash and cucumber plants. Eventually, most will produce both male and female flowers and you will get little cucumbers. A variety of caterpillars and beetles feed on cucumber leaves. Aside from not looking very nice, the feeding doesn't usually cause problems. In fact, the pest may already be gone by the time you discover the damage. Check your plants over carefully and handpick any pests you might find. Good luck with your cucumbers!

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