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Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
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Jessleigh24
Mar 11, 2017 6:23 PM CST
My cucumber plants were growing so good then all of a sudden they started dying around the outside of the leaves and curling down and then just completely died in one right after the other can anyone help
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Name: greene
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greene
Mar 11, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Need more information.
Are you growing these indoors? What type of soil did you use? Did you use heat mats? Did you use lighting and if so, what type? Thank You!
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DaisyI
Mar 11, 2017 6:55 PM CST
We still need the answers to Greene's questions but... Did you use compost to start them? They look like they are being cooked.
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Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
VA (Zone 7b)
Jessleigh24
Mar 11, 2017 7:12 PM CST
I started them inside and little cups I just put them out during the day for some and bring them back in at night because it's too cold right now I put them in Miracle-Gro gardening soil no heat mat and on the days that it's cold all day I have a 65 watt plant light that I hang above it for a few hours and I also put some Miracle Grow plant food on them one time
Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
VA (Zone 7b)
Jessleigh24
Mar 11, 2017 7:16 PM CST
Out for sun during the days they looked really nice about a week ago and we're growing well could the plant food been too strong I didn't measure when I mixed it and slowly it looks like the tomatoes and green bean and corn is going to do the same thing but the Cucumbers went first and very fast
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 11, 2017 7:19 PM CST
Miracle-gro potting soil has fertilizer in it so there was no need to fertilize again. And seedlings, until they get their first adult leaves, are using energy stored in the seed so don't need fertilizer.

I would recommend using soil especially formulated for seed starting. And then not fertilizing until you have several leaves. Then use the fertilizer at 1/4 strength. I really think you burned them with the fertilizer.
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Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
VA (Zone 7b)
Jessleigh24
Mar 11, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Ok thank you so much Thank You!
Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
VA (Zone 7b)
Jessleigh24
Mar 11, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Is there anything I can do to bring them back or I just have to start over
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DaisyI
Mar 11, 2017 7:41 PM CST
I'm not sure they will recover. Try running water through the soil to rinse some of the fertilizer out.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 11, 2017 8:11 PM CST
I think it could have been a combination of being burned by the fertilizer and burned by the sun, as well. You might be able to save them... but considering the time it will take for recovery I would suggest starting over. Smiling
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sooby
Mar 11, 2017 8:28 PM CST
It does look as though the true leaves are emerging in the middle though, maybe it's only the cotyledons that were burned (I was thinking sun too because they look a bit whitish - were they out all day in full sun straight from having been started indoors?). I might wait a few days to see if the true leaves seem OK. What is the temperature there outside during the day?
Name: JESSICA WILLIAMS
VA (Zone 7b)
Jessleigh24
Mar 12, 2017 2:23 PM CST
It's only in the 50s during the day here but we have had a few 70s and yes I've been leaving them out allday

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