My squash are producing but are not getting very big. Some plants have 8-10 squash but they are all very small. How long does it take for them to be picked once you see the squash forming?
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Generally, this is due to poor pollination. Squash will produce fruits even if no pollination has occurred, but they will only grow 1-2 inches and then die. This can easily be corrected by growing bright-colored flowers (like marigolds or zinnias) close by to entice bees to the area. You could also hand pollinate them. Here's an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm
Too much fruit set can also lead to small fruit size as well. In addition, a lack of water can decrease the size of your squash.