[gardeners] Male & Female flowers/New biointensive list

Sharon Gordon (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 18:43:39 -0400 (EDT)

Male and female plants/flowers can be told apart by whether they
fruit or not.  The female ones wind up with fruit or berries.

It is perhaps easiest to see these in squash plants.  The male
squash flower has a sraight stem and the female flower has
what looks like a baby squash behind the blossom.  

You may have seen some recipes for stirfried or stuffed squash
flowers.  This is done with the male flowers--but not all the
male flowers! (Or you won't get any squash :-) .)

I know some people on this list have already found it, but I wanted
to let the rest know that we have a list up and running at
http://www.onelist.com for the 4x4 biointensive gardening project.
It's called 4x4Garden.  People are welcome to join the experiment
or read the posts and ask questions.  One of the earliest
planters is already harvesting from hers.