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Last year's cucumber issues. How to avoid ?

Lisa 8b
6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

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!

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