Cucumbers Are Tiny And Turn Black And Dry Up

Question From: j. Chisesi - West End, North Carolina, United States
Q: a friend has a cucumber problem her plants are healthy and bloom,once they put on cucuks after they are pinkie size they turn black and dry up.she lives in southern mo.,says she waters 4 times a week ,,can you help i cant find anything on the net..

A: My best guess is lack of pollination. If she waters in the morning she may be driving away the pollinators. She might try her hand at hand pollinating. Google for instructions. Next year she might try growing an all female type such as Diva. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy