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RE: Smashed Cukes and Bugs!


Poke the roots back down...if the crowns are not ruined, you may still have
cukes.


> [Original Message]
> From: SueNY <sue.nyc@att.net>
> To: Gardens & Gardening <GARDENS@LSV.UKY.EDU>
> Cc: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/2/2006 5:46:13 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Smashed Cukes and Bugs!
>
> We finally have a yard this year so we planted 3 kinds of peppers (Bell,
> Jalapeno, and Habaneo)2 kinds of tomatoes (Big Boy and Roma)and 2 kinds of
> cukes (Straight 8 and National Pickling), and some herbs (Oregano,Dill,
> Lavender) Everything was doing great until yesterday when we got the
> thunderstorm from hell. Hail, 2 inches of rain in less than an hour, high
> winds. Today, more torrential rain, same forecast tomorrow. The peppers,
> herbs and tomatoes are fine, but my cukes are all flattened.,roots
showing.
> *sigh* I guess I'll have to head back to the nursery and start over! I'd
> better get some bug stuff while I'm there. There is a huge bush nearby
> infested with two kinds of bugs I've never seen before. One looks like a
> ladybug but is  orangy with spots and the other looks like a small
> catarpillar, orangy with black spots and a bluish looking head. The bush
> isn't ours, otherwise I'd just cut the whole thing down as it looks awful
> and appears to be dying slowly.
>
> Sue
>
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