I have a small garden.. about 8feet square , I plant tomatoes & cukes mainly
& have experimented with a little of some other stuff, but mainly just wants
those 2, about 1/2 dozen plants each... anyway last season the cukes didn't
grew worth a damn & were practically growing yellow & rotting fast... am I
lacking nitrogen in the soil, I have heard about it but never experienced
It sounds like you have a disease or fungus in the soil. The problem
with very small garden spaces arises when the same veggies or veggies
of the same family are grown year after year. You should find this
From this site by Eliot Coleman (the best authority I know of for
"Alternate vegetables with green manures, such as red clover and
I would suggest that you either grow veggies from a different family
for the next two to three years and grow your tomatoes and cukes in
containers in a different area. Also, keep the soil covered with a
cover crop (green manure).
Here are some possibilities for your cuke problems.
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try this. in the spring before rototilling , put a good coat of
topdressing sand on the soil. it's cheep . sounds to me you have to much
fertilizer if your quks are truning yellow or your giving to much water.
the sand will deff. help.
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