Squash Plants
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Squash Blossoms

Anonymous added on July 12, 2011 | Answered

I have planted green squash (they are in huge patio planters and get full sun each day) and have grown quite well until now. The plants have grown big, yellow beautiful blossoms, then they turn brown and fall off without bearing any vegetable at all. I water and tend the plants everyday to no avail. By the way, ALL my squash plants are doing this, not just one. HELP!!!!

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Nikki
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Answered on July 13, 2011

This is typical behavior for a squash plant. They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting.

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

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Rickedie
Answered on July 13, 2011

You may need to do manual pollenation. I did this on the first flowers I had and then they started growing fruit better.

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