Last year I had a lot of issues with my cucumbers. From aphids to pollination issues.
My cucumbers were being attacked by these aphids and spider mites so I would wash them off but I don't think I was ever able to stay ahead of the game. Later I tried to use diatomaceous earth earth on JUST the leaves and stems and I *think* that helped. I was worried about any pollinators being killed by this stuff but I'm not sure I even saw any and I only managed to get a few cukes. I think those I did, at least one or two was because I tried to hand pollinate.
I'm thinking about buying lady bugs this year if I start to see them. Will that work? If not then what could work that won't kill pollinators as well?
Also how can I attract more pollinators? I can try and hand pollinate but I really would like to have more pollinators do the work for me instead.
Thank You in advance!