Why Are My Cucumber Leaves Turning White

What does it mean when your leaves turn white?

The condition is called chlorosis and it means the plant is not producing enough chlorophyll to look green. Since chlorophyll uses sunlight to make food for the plant, it's a sign the plant is in distress.

Why are my cucumber leaves pale?

Poor nutrition affects cucumber plant health

Cucumber vines are heavy feeders. If your vines are pale green or yellow, especially the older leaves, they may need a nutritional boost. In the garden, adding a few inches of compost in the spring should provide all the nutrition your vines need.

How often should cucumber plants be watered?

The main care requirement for cucumbers is consistent watering! They need at least one inch of water per week (or more, if temperatures are particularly high). Inconsistent watering leads to bitter-tasting fruit.

Are my cucumber plants dying?

Plants will wilt if they're thirsty or waterlogged. Check the soil -- if the top 2 to 4 inches feel dry, the plant needs more water. Give about 1 inch of water so the soil feels moist, but not soggy. Wait for the soil to dry out before watering again.

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