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Post  bevmouse on 6/16/2011, 9:36 pm

On 6/8 I built a garden box and filled it with some 50% compost 50% soil mix, a little peat moss, shellfish compost, moo-poo and some metro-mix. Then I planted 12 cucumber plants I had purchased.

We had a heavy rain storm on 6/9.

On 6/12 I came home and found one of the cucumbers face down in the dirt, the stem looked shriveled. On 6/15 3 more of them bit the dust. Today I'm down to 3 cucumber plants, and my cantaloupe in the box next door is starting to look sad. The mix in that box is 50%/50% mix, humus manure mix, vermiculite, peatmoss, shellfish compost and moo-poo.

Did I make bad soil or have I caught something? I'm afraid I'm going to loose all my plants - I have 6 boxes


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Re: New gardener with sick plants

Post  boffer on 6/16/2011, 9:58 pm

You could try planting seeds in your current medium. Generally, cucumber transplants don't fare well.

But, you created your own unique growing medium that doesn't resemble Mel's Mix. The easiest long term solution would be to start over by making MM by the book.


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