Question From: J. Desnoyers - Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
Q: I started to notice on my very healthy, prolific cucumber plants that many of the leaves had wilted and turned brown/brittle. The fruit production began to wane. I don't see any beetles anywhere or eggs on the underside of the plants. I dug around a bit in the soil and didn't find anything there either. Any ideas?
Your cukes have contracted a disease. Spraying with a product such as Actinovate ever 10 days to 2 weeks will help keep it at bay. the Secret is to start before the disease attacks. This product is OMRI listed and can be used on a certified organic garden. You can buy it on-line at Amazon. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy