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Old 08-06-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Not 1 pickle jar made this year. Horrible year for the cukes. I'm almost ready to pull them out. Same spot as last year, same compost add in, different June weather which is what I believe contributed to a bad year for them.


Ironically last year mid August I was done with them but had harvested 80 Cucumbers! Vs under 10 this year.


Compare these pictures below from this morning to July 26th last year.





Whats the point when most of them grew like this. Addios. I'm ready for Winter.


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Old 08-06-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Cam, I'm with you on the cukes this season.. at least so far! My plants have looked good all season, but they're not producing hardly at all. Contrast that with everyone else I know locally that is growing them and they are being completely overwhelmed with them this year. I just picked up 3 enormous Marketmore 76's (10") from my brother's girlfriend who has harvested 18 since yesterday. She's been eating two per day and keeps giving handfuls of them away to anyone who wants them. And she only has 4 plants.. go figure. Always next season..
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Look what I found.


Eggplants still got time but I will laugh if I harvest just 1 out of the 6 plants all year. lol Better than none I guess.





Don't disappoint me now Bell Peppers. Either an animal is ripping the stems off of they are falling. Just with 2-3 of them.














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Old 08-07-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Your cucumbers have powdery mildew. That's what sapping their energy.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Your cucumbers have powdery mildew. That's what sapping their energy.
Yup powdery mildew but only started recently. Too late now, rather pull them up.


But it's not the reason..


Lets look back and realize they weren't doing well from the start. In July the leaves started turning lighter then yellow now the mildew.


June 10th..


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Cucumbers: Really? Makes sense. Lack of sun lately and no consistent heat. I was picking cukes last year in June.





June 18th


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Cucumbers. You can scroll up to last week and notice the growth difference but if you look at previous years you'll say WOW, they aren't growing. #noheat




June 25th


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Top dressed my Cucumbers with Compost





July 3rd


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Cucumbers.. Slow. Behind last year.


July 29, 2016


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BTW -- Cucumbers suck this year! I'm blaming June's weather for that


The cucumbers on the ground, not the trellis are much healthier though. Weird.



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Old 08-07-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I'm thinking the air has been very thick, and the ground is a little cooler, hence a better product. When ever I grew cukes I would build a 45° degree trellis. The cukes would grow on the cool side of the trellis, shaded by the leaves from the same plant.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Cambium, are eggplants supposed to look like sausages?

I hope it TASTES good, at least!
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Cambium, are eggplants supposed to look like sausages?

I hope it TASTES good, at least!
lol. Yeah, they are called Early Long Eggplant. Mine is young but with the way the season is going I wouldn't be surprised if something is wrong with it. lol


Long Purple Organic Eggplant Seeds and Plants, Vegetable Gardening at Burpee.com
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I had to pull my cherry tomatoes up too the big crickets got after them and they are in poor shape now /., I'm waging war on the crickets and the squirrels .
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I need to pull my ripe and semi ripe tomatoes ASAP!! Downpours today (already had 1) and next 7 days! They will crack with all the rains. The growth spurt will make them crack and want to stretch and explode.
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