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This is a discussion on Garden questions within the Garden, Canning, Long Term Food Storage forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; Grew.many veggies in my father's garden many years in a row, as a young boy I didn't really commit a lot to memory. I put ...

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    Garden questions

    Grew.many veggies in my father's garden many years in a row, as a young boy I didn't really commit a lot to memory. I put in my garden last month,my squash.plants came up with no problems, they are blooming like crazy but have not seen the first squash after the bloom fall off. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot63 View Post
    Grew.many veggies in my father's garden many years in a row, as a young boy I didn't really commit a lot to memory. I put in my garden last month,my squash.plants came up with no problems, they are blooming like crazy but have not seen the first squash after the bloom fall off. Any help would be appreciated.
    Takes a while for fruit to form, how long has it been? Keep an eye on remnants of the flowers. Also there are male and female flowers, only the females are going to make fruit. Male flowers will just die off.

    Need bees for good pollination, are they in the neighborhood? You can also hand pollinate using a q-tip.

    Here is a link to squash sex

    https://homesteadandchill.com/hand-pollinate-squash/

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    I hand pollinate zucchini for higher yields. Pull a male flower off, strip the petals off, and use it to pollinate two to three female flowers. The female flowers will have what looks like tiny squash behind the flower. The male flowers have a straight stem behind the flower.
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    Also, some squash put out early male flowers, before any female. They fall off until more of the bloom starts.
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    Got a picture of the plants @Bigfoot63 ?

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    Squash porn

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    All good info I will give it a try. Also will try to get some pics of the plants. As for the time,the plants have been blooming for about three weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Also, some squash put out early male flowers, before any female. They fall off until more of the bloom starts.
    did not know this, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Squash porn

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