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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by SwampTroll Today at 4:23 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by SwampTroll Today at 3:01 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:54 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Robbomb116 Today at 2:47 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Today at 2:22 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 2:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by sanderson Today at 2:08 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson Today at 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Today at 1:50 pm

» Healthy Meals
by sanderson Today at 1:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:23 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by trolleydriver Today at 12:34 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Today at 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:51 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by sanderson Today at 1:16 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Square footage
by RoOsTeR Today at 12:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:50 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:26 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz 7/20/2017, 11:48 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate 7/20/2017, 9:02 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess 7/20/2017, 4:17 pm

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB 7/20/2017, 8:23 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Butternut Squash Help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Butternut Squash Help

Post  stephproffitt on 7/24/2012, 8:58 pm

I have planted four butternut squash starts from Lowe's and they aren't producing any fruit.

I will say the insane heat and drought that we (and 70% of the US) are having here in Ohio really stopped my garden from doing anything, in fact my broccoli tried dying twice, but eventually with lots of water things have really taken off again, growing big and green. I have oodles of male flowers popping open every day and the plants are taking over the garden. However, I do not have a single female flower and I am beginning to worry.

Does anyone know if there is anything I do to create female blossoms?
avatar
stephproffitt

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-06-26
Location : Southwest Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Butternut Squash Help

Post  Pollinator on 7/24/2012, 9:08 pm

@stephproffitt wrote:I have planted four butternut squash starts from Lowe's and they aren't producing any fruit.
...
Does anyone know if there is anything I do to create female blossoms?

I've had the same problem in extreme weather - also had squash with all female blossoms and no males. I think the weather can get the plants confused.

I know of no solution other than patience and making sure the plants don't dehydrate in the hot weather.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Butternut Squash Help

Post  hruten on 7/25/2012, 6:34 am

@stephproffit I too have had the same issues. I have LOTS of male flowers but the females are either not open, or not blooming at all. The only exception is 1 of my zuchinni squash. I've managed to get 5 pie pumpkins, but none of it was from my doing. At this point I'm leaving things up to nature, chalking it up to experience and planting a little different next year.

Pollinator also told me that my cukes are not pollinating well, but I haven't had luck helping them either. I think I'll leave it to the bees/bugs. Embarassed I kinda feel invasive about it anyway Laughing
avatar
hruten

Female Posts : 159
Join date : 2012-04-13
Age : 41
Location : SW New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Butternut Squash Help

Post  stephproffitt on 7/29/2012, 8:00 pm

Aftera weekend out of town i returned to one TINY squash and three TINY broccoli!!!
avatar
stephproffitt

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-06-26
Location : Southwest Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Butternut Squash Help

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