Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers
Article by: Terry Cunning
Cucumbers are easy to grow , Circuit breakers and fuses in a home , Lawn Moles and proper Lawn Care
garden , ing - Lawn Maintenance Chores Part III except for one problem. They are
especially susceptible to one disease. , Is Your Geranium Turning Yellow? Perhaps
you've seen it in your own garden. , French Country Style Decorating Ideas You have
plant , Flipping Houses for Profit: Start with the Right House ed a row of seeds , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points and they have sprouted
nicely and have grown into long vines that
have spread out over the garden , Working with dahlias and turned
themselves into a big cucumber patch. You
are beginning to anticipate having a bountiful
harvest of cucumbers for salads , Tips for Clay Soils Near Yardley Boro Pa. and maybe
even pickles. But then one evening when you
are walking through the garden , Digging Out of Paper Clutter - Part 2 you notice that
one cucumber plant , What Organic Really Means has wilted. Your first
thought is that maybe one of the kids, or maybe
even the dog, might have been running through
the garden , Protecting Your Limestone Floor Investment and maybe they broke the plant , Arboreta.co.uk A Garden Furniture Store That Is Environmentally
at the base of the stem. So you get down on
your knees and check things out. Nope. The
stem is intact. Then you think that maybe the
plant , Beds for the pets: sleeping in comfort needs water, , Circuit breakers and fuses but if that is so then why
aren't all the other cucumber plants , Gardening - Lawn Maintenance Chores Part III
surrounding it wilted too? Then you notice a
few little striped or spotted bugs flying around,
especially near the blossoms of the plant, , Art Should Reflect Style, Not the Things in Your House and
then you realize what has happened. All those
little bugs are cucumber beetles. They have
infected your cucumber plants , Choosing Wood Flooring - Enduring Elegance with a disease , Is Your Geranium Turning Yellow?
call , Sleeping Beauties: Porches For Dreaming ed cucumber wilt.
What can you do to control it?
Cucumber wilt is a bacterial disease , How to Plant Tulips that is
carried by the cucumber beetle. If you find an
infected plant , Protecting Your Limestone Floor Investment in your garden , The Ancient Lore of the Green Giant Arborvitae the best thing to
do is just to pull it out of the ground and burn
it. At this stage, after one plant , Urban Farming Even in Solebury Pa has wilted, the
cucumber beetles have no doubt had a chance
to spread through all the other plants , Flipping Houses for Profit: Start with the Right House in your
garden , Beds for the pets: sleeping in comfort . If you have a really healthy garden , Working with dahlias you
might still be safe , Protecting Your Limestone Floor Investment because many of your plants , Gardening - Lawn Maintenance Chores Part III
could be strong enough to resist the disease , Digging Out of Paper Clutter - Part 2
and still produce a crop. If this seems to be the
case, then the easiest thing to do is just to do
nothing. But if your garden , A Guide to Antique Sewing Machines is the least bit
stressed or out of balance and you can see
cucumber beetles zooming around everywhere
then the wilt will probably spread and kill
almost all the cucumber plants. , How to Tulips The next thing
you can do is to try to kill as many of the
cucumber beetles as possible. Insecticides
containing rotenone or pyrethrins are probably
the easiest and safest solution and they do
work, but it will still be a continuing battle to
save , Fertilizing Your Flowers And The Importance Of Choosing The Right Flower Food the rest of your plants , Is Your Geranium Turning Yellow? long enough to get
Plan , In Orchid Care The Flower Gives Signs of Disease ning ahead and use floating row covers.
There is a simple way to raise cucumbers
without having to worry about cucumber
beetles and cucumber wilt. Just put a barrier over your plants
, Advising on the latest and accurate assistance relating to f so that the
beetles will never have a chance to touch them.
The easiest way to do this is to use floating
row covers. Floating row covers are big sheets
of spun-bonded polypropylene fabric that are
light , Tips for Clay Soils Near Yardley Boro Pa. enough and thin enough to lay over the
plant , Working with dahlias s. Enough light , One Of my Favorite Trees - White Pines and rain can pass
through the fabric so the cucumber plants , New for 2006- Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Pond Kits can
grow , Blinds Give Your Home A New Lease On Life until they are ready to blossom without
ever being molested by a cucumber beetle or
by being sprayed with and insecticide. When
the blossoms appear, just remove the cover so
that pollination can take place. , A list of power tools that women should have in their toolbox
for general home repair and emergencie If there are any
cucumber beetles around when you remove the
cover it will probably take them some time to
find the plants , One Of my Favorite Trees - White Pines and then some more time to do
any real damage. By then you will be picking
Tip , Roses At 40 Below? s for using floating row covers.
You should put the row covers on the same
day you plant , Finding the right Snow Blower for you! your cucumber seeds. , Circuit breakers and fuses Don't let
the seeds , Urban Farming Even in Solebury Pa sprout uncovered because the beetles
might find the tiny seedlings then and all will
be lost. You should also place , Tips for Clay Soils Near Yardley Boro Pa. the covers so
that they have room , Gardening - 10 Most Hated Weeds to puff up after the plants , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points
start to grow , More Than Just Flowers – Fun Garden Accessories under them. Don't put them on
tight. Make sure to seal the edges completely
with dirt all the way around. This is the only
way. Don't use rocks or garden , Arboreta.co.uk A Furniture Store That Is Environmentally
because these things still leave openings where
a bug can crawl through.
Copyright 2006, Terry Cunning.
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