Cucumber Plants
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Growing cucumbers

Zone 18049 | Heidiho65 added on June 21, 2016 | Answered

My cucumbers are growing quite well and I have plenty of flowers on them. But as soon as the flowers are finished blooming, the little cucumber that forms in the back of the flower dies off and shrivels away. This is the first year this happened to me. I have been growing cucumbers for many years and never had a problem.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 22, 2016

If the male flowers drop off, this is normal. If the female flowers are dropping off, this is due to lack of pollination.
Here are some articles to help you.

https://hort.purdue.edu/ext/sqblossomdrop.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/tips-for-growing-cucumbers.htm

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