Cucumber Plants
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Flowers & Vegetables

Zone 5 | kansas added on April 14, 2012 | Answered

My flowers that I plant don't die but they don't really grow either. What am I doing wrong? Also, I plant Burpless cucumbers and they grow ok, but the blossoms or even the little cukes wither and fall off. I might get a cucumber and then the plants die. Help please.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 14, 2012

It is a pollination problem. When the flowers are not pollinated, the plant "aborts" the fruit because it will not make seeds. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm (cucumbers pollinate the same as melons)

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