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Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 5, 2020 1:32 PM CST
I just planted my cucumbers and they are dying. I can't figure out why.
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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 5, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Did you mean, you grew them and now planted them outside?

More info please.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 3:07 PM CST
Welcome!

I think you are dealing with stem rot.

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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 5, 2020 3:56 PM CST
Ohh good eye. I didn't catch that the first time around.

EDIT: That one in the back looks good. Just one bad leaf. Could be transplant shock, which will go away eventually if you care for it right. Could be over/under watering...

when and How did you plant them? What was your process? Did you put any fertilizer? Im not telling you to put fertilizer one way or the other, just asking.

When do you water them, and how much?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Stem rot is a Fusarium bacteria. If this happens every year, its in the soil and whatever you plant will have to be Fusarium resistant.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 5, 2020 4:26 PM CST
Wow, thanks daisy!

Dropping lots of knowledge!
Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 5, 2020 7:03 PM CST
The past couple years my garden has done really well. This year I've done everything the same....I added steer manure to the soil while tilling. The cucumbers were bought as starts from local nursery. I usually have great luck with this nursery but find myself hoping it's their product and not my soil. What should I do now? Dispose of these cucumber plants? Do I need to somehow treat the garden bed they were in?
Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 5, 2020 7:39 PM CST
That one cucumber hasn't died yet. Why not wait it out?
It might make it.

Do you anything else planted in that garden bed?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 7:49 PM CST
Do you always plant your cucumbers in one place? Did you plant your cucumbers when it was still a little cold out?

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Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 5, 2020 9:11 PM CST
I have acorn squash planted in the same bed. They seem alright. It is still a little on the cold side I guess Sad getting down in the 40's. Will that make cucumbers act like this?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 10:09 PM CST
Yes, cold can definately cause stem rot.

Do an experiment: cut open the stem of the dead plants. Is the inside of the stem discolored (yellow or brown) or is it green?

If the inside of the stems are green, its stem rot caused by cold. If yellow or brown, Fusarium. The good news is the bacteria that causes Fusarium in cucumbers is not the same one that causes Fusarium in squash.

Let us know.
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Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
May 6, 2020 1:08 AM CST
Jenbug27 said:I just planted my cucumbers and they are dying. I can't figure out why.
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Don't underestimate the possibility of voles. They are annoyingly invisible killers of plants. If you see any small hole in the soil, you have voles.
Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 6, 2020 2:47 PM CST
Cut open the stem of one of the dead ones. Doesn't look brown or diseased to me. What do you think? Maybe I just planted too early :-(
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 6, 2020 3:07 PM CST
Yes, stem rot caused by cold, not Fusarium. (Great sigh of relief!)
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org
Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 6, 2020 4:34 PM CST
Daisy!! Thank you so much. Your knowledge has been a huge help!
Thank You!
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 6, 2020 5:15 PM CST
I'm glad I could help. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Boring, Oregon
Jenbug27
May 24, 2020 4:23 PM CST
Wanted to update...... looked what popped up!!! One guy came back!
It's now over 55 degrees on a regular basis here so I think I'll plant the rest of them.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 24, 2020 4:31 PM CST
Yes, the soil is warm enough. Plant away. Thumbs up
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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