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Original Message cucumbers
John, whats happening is Cucumber beetles are getting into the plants.
they feed on the plants, & in doing so inject a toxin which results in bacterial wilt.
the wilt takes about 2 months to block the vines from taking up moisture, & nutrients, & thus the vines wilt & die.
there is no cure for this disease, but here is what we do.
either plant seed direct or start your plants inside, set out, & fertilize the holes as usual. run a weeper hose along side the plants, cover the plants or seed bed with a insect cloth, leave the cloth on until the plants bloom.
remove the cloth, fert., weed, mulch.
keep the plants dusted with Sevin or another cuke bug killer.
this systems gives the plants 2 months of production before they die from the wilt.
good luck.
Don
Quoting John Miller: ------------
-Every year my cucumbers seem to die off
-to soon,I wonder if anyone can give me
-some advice on how to make them last
-longer.

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