Answer: If the cucumber and gourd plants are growing in your garden and look healthy, they may be all right. You might want to try leaving one plant as is, and pinch the blossoms off the other to compare the results. Usually unsuitable environmental conditions cause plants to bloom too early--are your plants getting plenty of water and nutrients? Is your soil rich in organic matter? Overfertilizing, especially with a high-nitrogen fertilizer, usually causes an abundance of foliage with few flowers and fruit.
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