I was hoping someone can contribute (advice, that is) to the save the cukes fund.
I planted a bunch of cucumbers from seed, and they're currently growing happily in my bedroom closet. I take them outside every now and then, like on nice days such as today.
I'm getting off track. My problem is that on my oldest three plants, the original two little leaves that came from the sprout are browning badly and appear to be dying. The other leaves that have since formed (and look much more cucumber-line) appear to be fine.
Is this normal? I'm guessing not, but I thought there was a remote possibility that this was the natural way the plant evolves, to ditch those two little sprout leaves once the plant matures.
Assuming it's not, should I cut off the sprout leaves before they spread to the rest of my plant? Is it too late?
Other tidbits that may or may not be relevant: 1. The three plants that are doing this are the first three I planted and are in peat-pots (yes, I know; they suck) that have been transplanted. Until this, they were doing okay. 2. Cucumbers I have since planted show no sign of this; however, they were planted more than a week later than the peat ones. 3. This is my first time planting from seed (except for a few I put directly outside last season), so I don't know what is normal. Please forgive my ignorance.
Thanks in advance,