I'm very new here, so I apologize if this question has already been answered. We're trying to grow a burpless cucumber plant and a lemon apple cucumber plant this year, each in its own bucket. The lemon apple has yet to produce any flowers, but it seems to be growing nicely. The burpless, however, seems a bit stunted, but it has (or, at least, had) plenty of flowers. I noticed today that most of the flowers seem to be withering somewhat quickly. In one flower that still looks normal, I saw some tiny, skinny, brown bugs crawling around inside. Quite a few of them, actually. I've looked everywhere and can't figure out what they are, so I also don't know if they're good or bad, or how to get rid of them. A google search led me to a similar question posted in this forum last year, but the only response was that they might be aphids. By looking at them, I don't think that's what they are. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you much!