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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cucumbers, Zucchini and Squashes are Heavy Feeders!

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These crops are heavy feeders and will take macro and micro nutrients out of the ground quickly.

I have become more convinced that the cukes, zukes and squashes should be fed weekly with a 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer. The planting beds need to be rich with organic matter and prepared well for the feeding habits of these vegetables. But continued feeding is needed. I have been paying more attention to them and feel the group of zukes I am feeding more, while obviously staying greener, have more cukes and less PEST ATTACKS.

I would appreciate any advice on growing cucumbers and your feed methods. Thanks.