I planted two rows of yellow summer squash and two rows of cucumber. I got 4 rows of cucumbers and no yellow squash. What did I do wrong?
They can take up to two weeks to germinate. If it has been longer than this, then there are a few things that could be wrong. The temperature could be too low for germination, or it could be too wet. It is common for the seed to rot out if it remains too wet for too long.
Here are two articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/tips-for-growing-cucumbers.htm
so no cross pollination? or plant zucchini later in summer!
This will only affect you if you plant seeds from your last harvest. If you plant new seeds from a seed company each time, then you will have no worry with this. Once these plants cross (which they do easily) you won't notice anything until the next generation of seeds from those fruits have been planted.
Either of a few things is going on here: If intend to plant seeds from your previous harvest, then you will not want to plant these at the same time.
If you plant new seeds from a package each season, then I would look to some mislabeled seeds, or some bad breeding practice on the part of the producer of the seeds.
Can you include a little more detail about your process, and where you source your seeds?
Plants are small but lots of flowers
You may not have enough bee activity. Unfavorable weather may have kept them away or insecticide use. Here are instructions on pollinating your own fruit!
both varieties of common summer squash(crooked neck and zucchini) are planted next to each other along the fence line. about 2-3 ft apart. Same spot used last year with nice production. No signs of disease or pest noticeable on stems or leaves. Perplexed, so I am thinking 10-10-10 today. thoughts?
Do NOT add something with high nitrogen, as you are planning.
That will only exacerbate the problem.
First, you will need to test your soil to see what, and how much of it is lacking. Usually this will be phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron, along with pH adjustments that are needed.
Once you figure out how much you need, then you can correct it with what is deficit.
Usually, though, adding nitrogen when they don't produce fruit will only worsen the problem, as this is what normally causes the issue in the first place- Too much nitrogen, or not enough phosphorus and potassium (along with the other trace elements mentioned earlier).
In the meantime, this article will give you more information on the care of the plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/how-to-grow-summer-squash.htm
My summer squash seemed to not be growing very quickly, but it was producing a ton of small blooms. I decided to go ahead and cut some of the smaller ones off. When I got a closer look some bugs appeared to have been eating them from the inside out. I also noticed some holes eaten at the bottom of the vines. From what I can tell them are borer worms. I wanted to see if anyone could confirm by looking at some pictures?
I would agree with the borer diagnosis. This article will help:
Our summer squash has bumps all over it and I would like to know if there is something wrong with or can we still eat it.
It is still edible as long as it looks healthy. There are a few causes, one of which is the mosaic virus which is not curable. To avoid this problem in the future, you may want to plant mosaic virus resistant cultivars and be vigilant with aphids.
These articles will help:
I have several yellow squash as well.
If these were kept from a previous year's seed, then this will be why. Essentially, it is not the same squash as the parent. This is common when planting from open pollinated seeds, as there are many types of squash that can cross pollinate. You may get quite a bit of variability from the same plant.
You can still use them.
Here is an article that will help you to care for squash: