Corinne's Grow Logs

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Really? Fungus gnats are the
Really? Fungus gnats are the least irritating of the vermin, to me. It's aphids and spider mites, cucumber beetles and squash bugs, that really get me down. At least fungus gnats don't kill the plants.

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well, the day I see fungus
well, the day I see fungus gnats..no battling them for me...out goes the whole shebang.
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They look great,
They look great, Corinne!

Well, fungus gnats adore cucumber plants. Think of all the fungus gnats you're not breeding, and it's easier to let the soil dry between waterings. Worry not - it'll drink like a fish later.

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More vining going on now. I
More vining going on now. I do see a few babies one of which is hiding under leaves.
It is hard not to water when the top is so dry!

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Yay, Corinne! See the little
Yay, Corinne! See the little pickles yet? (Buds.)

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Seeing the plant starting to
Seeing the plant starting to vine now..one tendril showing this morning. I love the way they do their thing at night!
The leaves are much much healthier looking now that I removed the other plant and now there is only 1.

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Yeh, they were shaded. And so
Yeh, they were shaded. And so I pulled out another plant because of the large leaves. So now I have 1 very healthy looking Jade. I am eager for them to begin vining!
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Are these shaded leaves,
Are these shaded leaves, Corinne? Looks like it.

Eventually, the cukes will "take off" and vine, and will be easier to arrange not to shade each other's leaves.

Yes, cuke leaves are huge. Cuke plants are huge.

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The leaves are slowly getting


The leaves are slowly getting larger and smaller leaves coming in underneath.
BUT......(always a but)
This is what I dreaded ..the browning and crisping at such an early stage.
I did buy some acidic plantfood....perhaps I should add? or is this just a natural browning,crisping up??!!
Also, I am contemplating removing one of the 2 plants since the leaves are so HUGE!!!!

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Decided on a trellis rather


Decided on a trellis rather than the runner platform. I have a Jump Start  frame above, but for extra lighting I have 2 tripods with reflector shades.I think the lighting would be better used vertically rather than flat. We'll see.
Leaves are still healthy.
Using a mix I get fooled into thinking they need watering because the top is dry. I have to watch for overwatering.

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