Cucumber Plants

Cucumbers


RayTsuneyoshi added on June 14, 2011 | Answered

We planted Japanese cucumbers a couple of weeks ago. The vines appear to be robust; however, some cucumbers at the earliest stage of development are turning yellow. Is there a problem we are not aware of?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 18, 2011

This is caused by a pollination problem. You may need to hand pollinate if pollinators are having problems getting to your plants. This can be done swirling a small paintbrush inside a male flower and then swirling the brush inside a female flower. These articles will help with attracting more pollinators to your yard:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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