Cucumber transplant issue on leaves (Super Zagross)

Asked May 28, 2016, 6:27 PM EDT

I started cucumber seeds indoors and transplanted it into a bigger container (20 oz container). For the past week, i have tried to harden it up in order to plant it into our garden bed. However, i see some issues on the bottom leaves and i am afraid i do not know if i did something wrong or if it is some disease. Attached are pictures of of the 3 leaves. This is my first attempt at seed starting indoors so any insights that you may have to offer will be appreciated.

Baltimore County Maryland cucumbers vegetables stress

1 Response

The cucumber looks like it was subject to stress such as too much light, not enough light, poor drainage, poor growing conditions, etc. Transplant your cucumbers in your garden outside and they should outgrow this. If not, you have plenty of time to replant your seeds directly in the ground. They are a warm season plant.
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/vegetable-profiles-cucumbers

Also, see our tips for seed starting indoors http://extension.umd.edu/growit/food-gardening-101/starting-vegetable-seeds-indoors
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