A: Several beetles (some spotted or striped) have been known to cause damage to the cucurbit plant family, which includes melons, squashes and cucumbers. The larvae of these beetles feed on roots of the plants as soon as… Read More
Q: I am growing cucumbers which have turned out bitter. Can I add something to the soil to make them sweeter?
A: This is a fairly uncommon occurrence on newer hybrid varieties. However, many of us have been experimenting with older, heirloom species which has resulted in me getting this question twice this week. Bitterness is due to the… Read More