Some questions on growing cucumbers?
This is my first year growing cucumbers here in Central Florida. I started them from seeds the first week in March because of our late winter weather. I'm growing Poinsett 76 because it was on the FL list. Here are my questions; how long into the hot weather can I expect them to last? Is there a better choice then this variety? I really want to grow for pickling, so what pickler does well here? The other problem is the plants are doing great, full of blooms, mostly male flowers, but no bees? I'm already hand pollinating the summer squash and winter squash, but these seem more tedious to try hand pollinating. I'm afraid hot weather will set in before I get to harvest a full grown cucumber. Would I do better to grow cucumbers in the Fall? Any suggestions would be appreciated, I am looking forward to making my own Bread & Butter pickles down the road.