The gardens are looking great. Our hopes for a big harvest are still high. The cucumbers have moved into a flowering stage, and the class is taking bets on just how far the vines will reach! 
This week we did a bit of research to find out some more about our plants and discovered that cucumbers have separate male and female flowers. So without and bees available inside our room, we have to start taking matters into our own hands. We have begun hand pollination using q-tips.
The pepper plants look fine as well. They were given a new tank change of nutrients and we hope the added boost will help them thrive next week.