I started several Sumter cucumbers back in March (the 12th to be exact). They were planted out in Earthboxes two weeks ago. They had a bit of a rough time hardening off (some of the larger, lower leaves didn't look so great) but they've produced new leaves and growth. They're still rather small, with the largest plant only being about a foot long. However, they've begun to produce flowers. I'm concerned that they're putting their energy into blooming and not enough into growing. Is my thinking correct? Should I snip the buds off, or let them be?