Re: [tomato] Re: OT squash

Doreen Howard (
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 11:29:14 -0500

Your squash have not been pollinated.  What you are seeing is typical when
this happens.  If there are no pollinators in the area (bees, gnats,
butterflies, wasps, etc.), try hand pollinating.  Use a small paint brush
and swipe it across the anther (the thing in the middle of the flower with
the fuzzy yellow stuff) of a male flower (no tiny squash at the base) and
transfer it carefully to the anther of a female flower (tiny squash at the
flower base).  Make this transfer 3 to 4 times, using various male flowers
if possible.  you'll end up with squash that grow.  I promise!
Doreen Howard
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Date: Sunday, June 06, 1999 12:23 PM
Subject: [tomato] Re: OT squash

>Quick off subject question:
> RE: zucchini and yellow summer squash.
>I am beginning to have cute little squash ONLY they develop a little and
>wither, or develop a little more 3" and the end begins to rot.  Am I
>too much?  Not enough heat?  Weather has been in the 50's, now is in the
>70's.  My tomatoes and chiles seem happy enough, but they'd like some more
>hot sun I know.