Boosting Your Cucumber Blossoms for a Bumper Crop
Every cucumber crop begins with golden-yellow blossoms. On most cuke varieties, male blossoms outnumber females by a wide margin. Cuke vines at the flowering stage typically rely on wind or insects to fertilize the females with pollen from the males. But why leave the success of your harvest to Mother Nature’s whims? Our tips explain how to get more female blossoms – and to make sure they’re pollinated.