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derrick1p1
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« on: July 18, 2008, 03:23:51 PM »

I just planted my first veggie garden (since I was a kid anyhow).  My squash (yellow, summer, acorn, and zucchini) are blooming, but no produce.  Have found a few blossoms on the ground, looked like they had been cut off from the plant.

-I'm not using insecticides.
-I've been fertilizing about once every 2 weeks with liquid fertilizers. 
-Peppers, arugula, and tomato are doing fine.

Any suggestions.  If this is insect damage, I'll attempt some organic methods first as I see my bees in the blossoms everyday.

Thanks,
Derrick
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 06:12:42 PM »

How old are the plants?  Tough to tell, Derrick, there are several possibilities.  If it's too hot the flowers may drop without being fertilized, likewise if it's too dry.  Squash plants often start out with male flowers, first, for some reason.  If there's the vestige of a fruit behind the flower then it's female, if it's just a stem, it's male.  Give it a time, maybe a week, and let us know what's going on then.
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