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Burnaby, BC, Canada
PGaggini
May 5, 2020 11:52 PM CST
Hi all,
I have started vegetable plants indoors from seed, then hardened them off in a cold frame, and just planted them out into my vegetable bed in my back garden. The plants had been fine and looked very healthy all the way through until I put them in the ground. There are holes in the leaves and a slight discolouration. The plants are cucumber, cabbage and squash. I have attached photos to show what I mean.
Any ideas about the cause (and/or remedies) will be greatly appreciated.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
May 6, 2020 12:36 AM CST
PGaggini said:Hi all,
I have started vegetable plants indoors from seed, then hardened them off in a cold frame, and just planted them out into my vegetable bed in my back garden. The plants had been fine and looked very healthy all the way through until I put them in the ground. There are holes in the leaves and a slight discolouration. The plants are cucumber, cabbage and squash. I have attached photos to show what I mean.
Any ideas about the cause (and/or remedies) will be greatly appreciated.
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Small holes suggest flea beetles, and caterpillars eat from the outside edges, but those clean larger holes almost look like bird pecks. That's weird. Birds grabbing insects?
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oneeyeluke
May 6, 2020 3:46 PM CST
Its rain damage!
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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 7, 2020 3:36 PM CST
Garden pests. Slugs and snails will do that. It's not that big of a deal. Just something to do deal with when you plant outside, especially in the ground. I wouldn't spray them with pesticides. Just leave them be. The damage isn't enough to be concerned about, yet.

About the leaf that is curled in the pic.. is it dry/crumbly?

What's your watering routine look like?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 7, 2020 3:57 PM CST
The jaggedy leaf edges might be birds - our robins are very fond of cucumber and bean leaves. The first cucumber looks like you may have let it get too dry (was it windy?). Put some tuna or cat food cans half full of beer out and see what you catch.
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