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mollyp55555
May 3, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Hello! I am new to gardening and I have a problem. About two weeks ago I transplanted my cucumber plants. I am growing them in a container. All of the sudden, i noticed whitish/yellowish spots on the leaves! I will admit i did not find the time to check on my plants yesterday and water them but when i checked on them the day before the leaves were completely fine. What is this? And could i have caused it by under watering them? How can i prevent it from spreading? Also i noticed another leaf without spots shrivled up and looks dead. Please help!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 4, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Close ups are good, but an overall picture should also be included for best diagnosis.

How big are pots, and how many in each pot ?

I hope pots have drain holes.

Without seeing whole plant, I'm guessing 🤔??? They got to dry, and or, pots may be too small.

Spots on leaves, look like leaf miners. They live inside of leafs. They are hard to kill, and hard to see.
Best to remove all affected leaves and trash leaves in a closed plastic bag.
Check for any other bugs, especially backs of leaves.

Plants would do better if pots were topped off with more soil.

Water when top inch or two of soil is dry.

Get back to me, with more of the info I've asked.
Thank You, Molly. 👍👍
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North Carolina
mollyp55555
May 4, 2018 1:08 PM CST
Thank you for writing! Yes there are drain holes. Now some similar spots are appearing on my tomato and bell pepper plants. It also looks like something is eating away at the stem. Here are some more pictures





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mollyp55555
May 4, 2018 1:14 PM CST
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 4, 2018 3:07 PM CST
Molly Smiling
I can't tell from pictures, but planters, should be a good 18" deep, for the veges you are growing.
A good thing to know, is ! Any plant has more underground than above ground.

Older, bottom leaves will naturally die off as plant grows.

The chewing on stem at ground level is probably a cut worm. Put a tissue paper roll around all those plants to stop cutworms.

Cut effective leaves off.

Give them all a spray of Neem oil mix.

Or ! Water everything a couple times with Neem oil water, that will take care of all bugs. Neem oil is systemic, and natural.

Ttfn Molly
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North Carolina
mollyp55555
May 4, 2018 3:11 PM CST
Just watering the plants with the neem oil will help with bugs?

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