Answer: Cucumber plants produce both male and female flowers. Don't worry if the earliest blooms on squash or cucumber plants fall off before they set any fruit. The male flowers of cucumbers and squash often bloom and wither before the female blossoms start appearing. So be patient with squash and cucumber plants. Eventually, most will produce both male and female flowers and you will get little cucumbers. A variety of caterpillars and beetles feed on cucumber leaves. Aside from not looking very nice, the feeding doesn't usually cause problems. In fact, the pest may already be gone by the time you discover the damage. Check your plants over carefully and handpick any pests you might find. Good luck with your cucumbers!
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