Cucumber wilted after pruning

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I do have phobia from pests atacking my greenhouse so I developed a hapit of massive pruning when a defected plant doesnt recover by spraying so i do massive pruning and then leave few leaves and spray again! now i did this with my cumbers and dont know what happened but the remaining leaves just wilted real bad!! is it ebcause of the pruning because everything else seems ok it even has cucumbers on it and flowers only the leaves seems weak ? is there something to add so i can strengthen them up? maybe tea compost? or some all purpose organic firtilizer

Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: January 22, 2015


It is difficult to say without seeing the plants. If you did prune them back too much then yes, they may be suffering from that. There are some diseases that can cause the plant to wilt suddenly too and you should keep an eye out for symptoms on all of your cucumber plants. Some diseases can also be spread if pruning shears are not disinfected between plants so be mindful of that too.

Also, why did you spray the plant in the first place? Was there a pest or disease? What did you spray the plant with?

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: January 23, 2015

reem commented,
yes it had aphids all over so I sprayed it with neem oil and some sal suds mix that i did, but they were just fine till about 4 fays after the spray i did some massive pruning i think i shook the foliage too bad
over 5 years ago.

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