Cucumber plants need a lot of water, but too much water can be just as harmful as too little. Here are some alarming signs that you are overwatering your cucumber plants:
Wilted leaves. Wilting is a classic sign of overwatering. When the soil is too wet, the roots can’t get enough oxygen, and the leaves will start to wilt.
Yellow or brown leaves. If the leaves on your cucumber plant are turning yellow or brown, it’s a sign that they are not getting enough oxygen. This can be caused by overwatering, as well as other problems such as pests or diseases.
Soft, mushy stems. The stems of an overwatered cucumber plant will be soft and mushy. This is because the roots are not getting enough oxygen, and the plant is not able to transport water and nutrients to the rest of the plant.
Root rot. Root rot is a serious fungal disease that can be caused by overwatering. If your cucumber plant has root rot, the roots will be brown and mushy. The plant will eventually die if root rot is not treated.
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