Friday, July 10, 2015

Cucumber Plants

Up Left-Female Flower                            Up Right-Cucumber
Low Left-Pistil on Female            Low Right-Stamen on Male
I am worried that there isn't enough insect activity to properly pollinate the female cucumber flowers, as I am not seeing any growth of the tiny cukes. Thus far, my largest cucumber measures 2.3 cm long (just shy of an inch.) I think I will have to get my trusty pollinating paint brush out to assist with the process. The Gardening Know How website has more information on hand pollinating cucumber flowers. (Click on the photo for a larger view.)