My squash are just blooming and no squash. I've heard the term blooming themselves to death. What causes this and how can I fix it? Your help will be very appreciated.
Generally, they will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season, which die 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.
Our squash plants are only about 6-8 inches tall, but are already blooming small flowers and putting on tiny squash. Shouldn't they be larger before blooming? Should we remove these "premature" squash? What are we doing wrong?
No worries, your plant is doing what it is suppose to! It is growing female blossoms right now, they are generally close to the center of the plant.
Here is an article that will help you!
Squash plants produce both male and female flowers. Once both types of flowers are produced, they can be pollinated. Sometimes in early stages there may be only one type of blossom, but, but it should eventually produce both male and female blossoms. You may want to pollinate them by hand. Here's an article to help you identify which is which, and tells you how to hand-pollinate the plant.
The larger, heavier squash do better on the ground. If you don't have the room, you can grow them vertically in a sling.