Cucumbers dying - Knowledgebase Question

Escondido, Ca
Question by quadbp
June 29, 2010
My cucumbers started growing nicely in their

Answer from NGA
June 29, 2010


It's not at all unusual for the oldest leaves to yellow and then die. As long as your cucumber plant is putting out healthy new growth and is flowering and setting fruit, it's healthy. Don't be too concerned about the older leaves. If the newer leaves are dying off, there may be a virus, a fungal disease or it might be a sign of overwatering. Wish I could be more specific, but without the opportunity to examine the plant, it's difficult to positively diagnose the problem. I hope this information at least heads you in the right direction in determining what the problem might be. Best wishes with your cucumber plants!

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