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Why do my cucumbers get mildew in the greenhouse


By Kcold

United Kingdom Gb

Could anyone advise me of any types that are resilient to this?



Mildew is due to lack of sunshine and cold, damp conditions. If you get the temperature up, it should solve the problem.
The only ones that may be resistant to this are ridge cucumbers.

12 Jan, 2009


This is exactly what I would have said Doctorbob, but didn't know about ridge cues. What do they look like?
If you want to see some mold, come over to my house and look! It's everywhere, in the cupboards, the wardrobe, on the furniture and the smell.....yuk.

12 Jan, 2009


I don't think I fancy that Marguerite. I have sent you a PM re the ridge cues.

12 Jan, 2009


Thanks for answering the question DoctorB as this happens to me some years, well not me the cucumber plants, lol - may I ask, once they get mildew do they recover if they then get warmth and sunshine or is the plant ruined? Dawn

12 Jan, 2009


If you only have a minor attack you can remove it and they may well survive, but if you have a severe attack there is no chance.
Glad you explained it wasn't you getting it Dawn, that would not have been nice. LoL.

12 Jan, 2009


Well Doctor B, it is quite cold and damp at the moment with no sunshine so I might be susceptible to mildew, ha ha. Thanks for your info above.

12 Jan, 2009


Well all I can say Dawn is turn the thermostat up. Lol. then we can all get warm.

12 Jan, 2009

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