Vegetables and Fruit forum: New to veggies and fruit: what's up with my plants?

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Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3b)
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Bumbly8ee
Jul 6, 2017 7:07 PM CST
Hello :)
I'm relatively new to veggie and fruit gardening. Wondering what's wrong with my plants.

They're all in the same bed and get near full sun (afternoon / evening), watered daily or every second day so the soil is kept moist, and have recently started fertilizing about once a week.

This is my blueberry bush, and I noticed a couple of the ends of the branches have turned dry feeling and purple - black in colour. The rest of the plant seems okay, bur hasn't grown much. It also has some dried up young blueberries on it.
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This is my cucumber, and the bottom leaves look almost munched on by insects and are pale in some spots, it does have some veggies in it and is growing steadily otherwise.
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And the rainbow chard I have seems to have gotten all pale and brown on some leaves. Both plants I have look about the same. Glare

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 7, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Blueberry and chard. I'm thinking, sunburn. They dont like hot afternoon sun. Give them some shade from afternoon sun.
Cucumber. Slug or something, probably chewed hole. Brown spots, kind of look like, leaf miner damage.
I would trim lower affected leaves, and put in trash, not mulch pile, where they will survive.
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Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3b)
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Bumbly8ee
Jul 7, 2017 6:39 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Blueberry and chard. I'm thinking, sunburn. They dont like hot afternoon sun. Give them some shade from afternoon sun.
Cucumber. Slug or something, probably chewed hole. Brown spots, kind of look like, leaf miner damage.
I would trim lower affected leaves, and put in trash, not mulch pile, where they will survive.
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Perfect! Thank you. Sounds like some common enough things & fixes then. Hurray!

Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 8, 2017 7:49 PM CST
You also may want to make sure that water is not sitting on your leaves and getting direct sun--that can also cause leaf damage. Try to water close to the soil level, rather than getting the leaves wet. I agree with Philip that you may have some sun damage.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jul 11, 2017 2:38 AM CST
Watering every day might be causing some problems. Not the damage I see in the pictures, but weakening the plants in general. Once or twice a week deeply is better than every day or too shallowly.

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