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Melon and Cucumber plants growing very slowly

Hi, my melon & cucumber plants are growing very slowly in these days. Look at the Leaves. Small leaves of melon plants. wilting leaves of cucumber plants. Moreover yellowing or browning & drying of leaf tips & edges of cucumber plants. I have done almost everything to my plants but all in vain. I do not know what are the exact reasons behind this. Kindly tell me the possible causes & solution. Waiting for your reply, Thanking you in anticipation.imageimageimageimageimage


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,166

    What kind of compost are you growing them in? Are they in a greenhouse?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    It depends on where you are and where the plants are.  In most of the UK it's too cold to grow any of these outside yet but they should all be fine in an unheated greenhouse.  Once any cucurbit species gets too cold their growth will slow down substantially, known as 'getting checked'.  Once temperatures (partcularly overnight) start to climb they will start to grow at a more normal rate again although it may take a few weeks for them to get over the shock while plants which have been kept in conditions more to their liking will quickly overtake any 'checked' plants.

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