[tomato] Re: OT squash

Shantihhh@aol.com (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 12:03:39 EDT

In a message dated 6/8/99 3:53:40 AM, owner-tomato-digest@GlobalGarden.com 

<< Subject: Re: [tomato] Re: OT squash

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. >>

Dear Doreen:

Have many butterflies, bees, wasps, hornets, you name it.  I live in a 
somewhat country area east of San Francisco close by a wildlife reserve and 
many natural wooded areas.  Have garden here for 22 years and never had this 
happen.  Maybe it's too cool and they are too early.  Normally I wouldn't 
have planted so early.  Normally our squash come on in mid July or early 
August.  Some squash now are 4" so there is hope--if they don't shrivel or 

Thanks for the input, but I don't think this is the case as I am always being 
surrounded by the winged things!