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Help with cucumber plant

I am growing 2 La diva cucumber plants in a container outside, however one of the plants seems to be suffering from something I am not sure off.  

I have attached some pictures, the stem have split and the leaves looks unhealthy.

what could this be?


  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    I am no expert seyfades but this sometimes happens, more often in wet weather I have to say, and you can just tape them up with a splint and let them get on with it. They are heavy plants and use a lot of water so need good, even support, particularly when the fruit start getting big.

    Difficult to see from your pictures but I would only be concerned if I found residue on the stem or near the base, or if evidence of an animal was around them. Slugs sometimes graze on young stems which doesn't help. As I say, not an expert just my own observations from dealing with my cukes.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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