On Saturday, my cucumbers looked perfectly healthy. On Sunday, half of one of my cucumbers had very wilty leaves. On Monday, the other half of the cucumber's leaves were all wilty.
I have seen cucumber beetles on my cucumber plants before, and still do. I was previously unaware of the bacterial danger they posed to my plants so I didn't do too much to fight them, as the leaves weren't being eaten too much. There was also another kind of beetle that I don't recognize and don't have pictures of, maybe twice the size of the cucumber beetles and having orange highlights.
This cucumber is growing very close to/on top of some other cucumbers. I also have a zucchini plant and some butternut squash plants pretty close to the wilted cucumber, as well as some more cucumber plants further away in the same garden. My garden also has pinto beans, garden beans, carrots, roma tomatoes, and russet potatoes.
- Does the bacterial wilt pose a threat to any of the other plants in my garden?
- Is there a possibility of bacterial wilt spreading plant to plant? Should I remove the wilted cucumber, and if so how?
- What should I do now to kill as many cucumber beetles as possible? The space I garden in is assigned as an organic garden space.