The Q&A Archives: Losing Blossoms From Squash Plants

Question: My squash blossoms seem to be dropping off. It appears something may be biting them off, because they don't seem to be just dropping off, and there is a loss of stem. We have tried insecticide powder, and mothballs in case it is rabbits, but we are clueless what to do.

Answer: Usually, the first ten or so blossoms are male and they do fall off; they appear first to ensure pollen is available. Once there is a female blossoms it should stay on.

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