Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England May 2017
by bigdogrock Today at 8:32 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Fiz Today at 8:17 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:14 pm

» Dandelions - I cut this out of a magazine when I was a teen-
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:02 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 5:22 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:00 pm

» Watering System -- Finally!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:49 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 3:19 pm

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by Turan Today at 2:07 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by sanderson Today at 1:33 pm

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:35 pm

» Planting for the trellis
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:32 pm

» Strawberry protection
by camprn Today at 11:57 am

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:46 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 10:44 am

» Spring BBQ day
by Cajun Cappy Today at 10:42 am

» Slugs and stuff
by CapeCoddess Today at 9:56 am

» surprising results from soil test
by sanderson Today at 3:29 am

» New in Tennessee
by sanderson Today at 3:23 am

» Netting as Barrier
by sanderson Today at 3:20 am

» Bumble bees In Trouble
by sanderson Today at 3:08 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 10:27 pm

» What region am I in now?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:14 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Edible Flowers
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:39 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:25 am

» Garden pics from S/W Illinois
by yolos 5/21/2017, 4:57 pm

» Row Cover Material - garden blankets
by sanderson 5/21/2017, 1:44 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Squash

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Squash

Post  sandij on 6/18/2012, 12:58 pm

My squash plant pot is tilted as I read that they like to grow on hills. The blooms come on and look beautiful and a day or two later they're drying up. It is watered twice a day from an automatic watering system. I think I overwatered it in the beginning. It's in half soil and half mulch.
avatar
sandij

Posts : 18
Join date : 2012-05-10
Location : Las Vegas, NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash

Post  Pepper on 6/18/2012, 1:16 pm

sandij to the forum. If this is the first blooms your squash is having it is somewhat normal for them to be short lived. The plant begins blooming with the male flowers later on the female blooms will come(notice the mini fruit between the flower and the stem). I am a first year gardener so cant help you with the squash. My first group did not make it( pest and disease killed them). My second replacements are just starting to flower.
avatar
Pepper

Male Posts : 564
Join date : 2012-03-04
Location : Columbus, Ga

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash

Post  sandij on 6/18/2012, 1:55 pm

It's been blooming almost from when I got the plant. Big beautiful blooms! I have had one small squash and I think I picked it a little too early and another one which seems to be staying the same size for almost 1 1/2 weeks and the blooms will show so pretty in the AM, then the next day they're toast. I am new to squash as well so not sure how many blooms should produce and how many will shrivel up and die.
avatar
sandij

Posts : 18
Join date : 2012-05-10
Location : Las Vegas, NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash

Post  jillintx on 6/18/2012, 2:37 pm

Hi sandij,

I have 3 squash hills that gave me a little concern in the beginning also. For several weeks I saw a lot of male flowers, but very few female flowers and very few bees, so I would hand pollinate female flowers just to make sure, because I didn't know how many blooms to expect. (You can also tell if it's a male or female flower by looking at the stamen. There are some good pictures on the internet to make it clear for you.) The plants have now been flowering for over a month, and things have really picked up in the past week. They are covered in flowers, and the bees are on the job, so I don't feel the need to monitor every flower any more. In fact my neighbors have received their first "garden gift" of squash. Laughing I still see some that aren't pollinated - in fact a couple looked like they flower never opened, but it seems like as the plant gets bigger and spreads outs, the flowers get pollinated. I don't know how big your plant is, but mine got really full (bushy) and are now sending out runners...these things are monsters.

Sounds like your plant just needs a little more time. And if you want squash sooner, hand pollinate!

Happy gardening!

Jill
avatar
jillintx

Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2012-02-06
Location : Cleburne, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/18/2012, 4:58 pm

Welcome! Glad to have you, sandij. I second the idea that all your squash plants need is more time. In the meantime, though, check those blooms when they first open in the morning and if most are male blossoms, pick a bunch to eat. There are lots of delicious recipes online from squash blossom pizza to Italian stuffed squash blossoms. Tasty little gems. Leave a few for pollination, and eat the rest!

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum