Lemon Cucumber Leaf Funk...
Thursday, 01 Jul 10 Sunny 20°C / 68°F
My once green and beautiful lemon cucumber plant has this white powdery stuff all over it. I am not too sure how long a lemon cucumber will produce fruit but ours produced for quite a few weeks and is now no longer producing.
I wish websites would just give me the damn answers i need.
For instance: HOW LONG WILL A LEMON CUCUMBER PLANT PRODUCE FRUIT? WEEKS? MONTHS?
Anyway…I am to assume that once my lemon cuke has stopped producing fruit then thats it? Time to chuck it?
Besides all of the above…since this is my first year growing, well, anything edible, I had no idea what to do about the white powdery stuff that appeared on my lemon cuke…first one leaf…then 3….then 6…then the entire plant was (is) covered in it.
I hear that milk and water spray can halt this situation…but not so well on cucumbers and squash plants…fuzzy leaf plants.
Anyway…here are my specific questions if anyone can please help me:
1 – What should I have done at the first sight of white powdery stuff visible on my cuke and squash leaves? (i live right on the coast so i am sure this will happen again and again).
2 – How long does the Lemon Cuke produce fruit? Is it safe to assume that once it stops producing that the plant is DONE? As in…chuck it?
3 – Does the powdery stuff on the leaves cause the plant to stop producing and die earlier than it should have?
My entire plant is covered in this stuff from top to bottom. I know it is time to chuck it…it probably was a long time ago. It sure gave us a nice run of lemon cukes while it lasted though! We really enjoyed them.
All photos will show the situation.