Crookneck Squash

Growing Crook Neck Squash


firstgardendave added on May 20, 2012 | Answered

I recently planted some crook neck squash next to my house. I have a concrete foundation. My squash plants are large and full of blooms. However, my tiny squash are falling off. I read several articles and found that maybe my flowers did not polinate and I may have to do this by hand. That's no problem, but does being planted near the concrete pose a problem with alkaline? If so, what can I do?


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Heather
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Answered on May 21, 2012

It should not cause a problem, especially if it is an established (i.e. more than 1-2 years old) foundation. The issue is far more likely a pollination issue.

While you can hand pollinate, you may want to invest time in creating a pollinator garden so that you don't have to put in the extra effort of hand pollinating. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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