OTOH, the cucumbers from our garden this year taste just horrible. Not sure what happened; they are usually quite delicious. Last year they were an “A+,” this year we got a “C–.” Thanks Zeus (and Smith’s invisible hand) for the “B” cucumbers from the store all year round.
Leave a small note in the cucumber patch, threatening to kill every cucumber plant if they don’t shape up and produce B+ at least.
I did that once with a barren apple tree. An old timer told me to use a wrapped sledgehammer and give the tree a few good whacks. Sure enough, it got the message and we had a nice little crop the next season….