July 7, 2010
The marketmore cucumber plant went in the herb bed along with the main garden planting in late May and early June. It showed a few signs of transplant shock but all new growth has been quite healthy looking. The lower leaves have a few brown spots possibly Alternaria leaf blight caused by Alternaria cucumerina fungus on them so I will spray with a milk solution which has anti-fungal properties. The upper leaves are perfectly healthy looking so that is encouraging. There are a lot of blooms and small cucumbers with the largest about 6 - inches long. I'm looking forward to picking fresh cucumbers from the garden! It looks like the first one will be ready for picking before the weekend.