Zucchini Plants

Squash


Anonymous added on June 6, 2015 | Answered

My zucchini plants have some nice blooms, but they fall off and there is no squash there. Is there something that is eating veggies? Maybe the ants. Because it's so dry.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2015

This is typical behavior for a squash plant. They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season, which fall off, and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting. Here is how to tell a male from a female blossom:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/female-male-squash-blossoms.htm

If you are seeing fruit but they are falling off, this article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/zucchini-fruit-fall-off-the-plant-before-they-are-full-grown.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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