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Whats wrong with my cucumbers?

I planted sweet sucess cucumbers. Vines look good, lots of cucumbers and blooms. After bloom dries out, the small cucumbers also dry up. Any

help would be greatly appreaciated, thanks

 

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  CLCulp

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Re: Whats wrong with my cucumbers?

Possibly, not being pollinated. Try hand-pollinating using a cotton swab from the male flowers to the female blossoms and see if that helps until You get more pollinators.

2013-06-13T23:47:51.000Z

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  cmitch Soil Stomper

cmitch

Re: Whats wrong with my cucumbers?

I thought sweet sucess was self pollinnating because there or no female blooms, just a cucumber at every node. thanks

2013-06-13T23:54:03.000Z

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  Sallyintucson

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Re: Whats wrong with my cucumbers?

I agree, there's a problem with the pollination. For my garden, I got hooked on using Mason Bees. They're local to the Americas (unlike honey bees) and don't sting. Just put up some housing near flowers to attract wild ones or order some cocoons online. I would suggest doing some reading on the subject first but once they're established, you'll see them every year.

2013-08-03T18:43:53.000Z

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