I tried to look at the cucumbers as well, but they were still closed that early in the morning. I can't tell if the late afternoon hand pollination is doing them any good. It makes me sad to think that they may not produce since they look so healthy and beautiful. I planted them just when the humidity was going to drop within the next three weeks so they don't seem to be affected at all by powdery mildew. Fantastic! Now if they'll only grow. Time will tell.
Whatever is snacking on the yard is still going at it which now makes me a glutton for punishment. I found Swiss chard transplants in the local store. They're something I've never seen carried in this region so I bought three plants....KNOWING they'd most likely never make it to the human portion of the eating stage. I put one in the corner yard and one in the side yard, hoping that at least one of them would survive. I'm now hoping it's this one since the one in the side yard was eaten this afternoon by something.
Then, there's my ace in the hole:It's on the railing of the deck.
I may not get much from that shallow pot, but hopefully it will be something! :)
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.