July 2, 2020 at 2:38 pm ReplytoyangiPrivate messageGreenhorn
The plant has had flowers but no fruits forming. The flowers just die off. First time I’ve had this experience. If you know how to encourage squash to bear fruits please let me know.July 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm Replyperma_vermaPrivate messageGreenhorn
It’s probable that this is a pollination issue if the plant is otherwise healthy. Meaning not enough bees around? The female flower should be fertilized by the male flower to produce fruit. But good news, you can do the pollination yourself on behalf of the bees.!
- Identify male and female flowers.
- With a soft paint brush, carefully and gently dust the pollen inside the male flower.
- Brush off the pollen you got from the male flower into the female flower.
- If you have more female flowers, repeat the process.
Hope this is helpful!July 9, 2020 at 10:33 pm ReplyjakipopPrivate messageGreenhorn
you know its the female flower because at the base of the petals, you’ll see a small fruit if the flower is fertilized, that’ll grow into a mature fruit.July 14, 2020 at 11:13 am ReplygreensoulPrivate messageGreenhorn
Here’s a picture of male (left) and female (right) squash flowers. Photo taken from google images.
In gardening, there’s always something you can’t control. This makes the experience so humbling. 🙂
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