I have lots of flowers on my cucumber and squash plants. The foliage looks great but have only produced one yellow crookneck squash. I am using Miracle Gro all purpose fertilizer for vegetables, 24-8-16.
Early on, squash plants will produce more male blossoms than female blossoms and, as male blossoms do not produce fruit, they often fall off. As the season progesses, you will get more female blossoms and more fruit. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossoms-falling-off-vine.htm
I am growing cucumbers and recently went to transplant them because they were not growing any bigger. I found lots of little white worms in the soil. Are they eating the root system, and can I get rid of them or start over? Please help.
These could be anything from grubs to whitefly larvae, or even garden symphylans (which is generally more common). This article will help determine if these worms are the ones in question: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/garden-symphylan-small-white-worm-like-bugs-in-the-soil.htm
Should my cukes and zucchini plants be caged?
Typically, these plants do not require any type of caging or staking. If your zucchini gets too large, you can prune back the leaves a bit. Cucumber plants can also be grown on a fence or trellis, if desired. Growing a bush-type variety would be best if their vining nature does not suit your needs or space.
I have a lemon cucumber plant. I do not know when to pick them. Do I wait until they are yellow? Right now they are a pale yellow and small round in size.
Pick these cucumbers when they are small and yellow, about the size of an average lemon.
On many of the vegetable plants that I bought this year, the leaves have curled up and are hard. They look twisted and hard, and they have stopped growing. What happened and why? This has happened with my cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. I bought them all from the same place. I replaced them and the new ones are fine.
It may have been a potassium deficiency. No one is really sure why plants need potassium, but they do know that when they don't get it, they become stunted and deformed among other things.
Just to be on the safe side, add some green sand or other potassium rich fertilizer to the soil.
Are theere self pollinating cucumbers and zucchini?
All cucumbers and zucchini need pollinators to move the pollen from male flowers to female flowers. The good news is that you can be a pollinator. This article will help with how to self pollinate your plants:
My watermelon and cucumber plants look white and woody where the stem meets the soil and is about four inches long. It seems like there is some slow new growth, but is it a lost cause? My garden is in southeast Wisconsin.
This article will help determine if the plants are still alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm