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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: butternut squash Reply with quote

i have some butternut squash plants starting to produce fruit .plenty of male and female flowers but have noticed a good few female flowers with the ovary turning yellow and falling off before the flower opens.any advice greatly appreciated
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is quite normal for squashes, the plant will eventually produce a flower that will be pollinated. The temperature and humidity needs to be right and the there is a need for bee activity as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks again michael
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