Ask a Question forum: You are not listening to the peoples problems

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dbatt
Aug 11, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Stop talking about pollination. These peoples fruit is falling off the vine before the flower even comes close to being a flower that you could pollinate. This is more than likely caused by heat and humidity. Don't panic the cycle will start again as soon as the weather breaks a bit. Geez. I've never seen so many people trying to diagnose a problem and not get what people are trying to tell them. You guys are like Realtors not gardeners.
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robynanne
Aug 11, 2016 2:44 PM CST
Hi dbatt. Welcome!

Which question are you talking about?

I've experienced my squash flowers falling off the vine before they get mature enough to open. It is hard to ask about that because it is so common for unpollinated ones to fall too.. most people's minds go there. This place has been an amazing help to me in getting down to the bottom of things so try to be patient while things get discussed.

For me, it used to happen because my squash plant just didn't have the reserves to make another squash at the time, so it killed off the female flower before allowing it to mature. Once I fertilized it and the weather got better and I fixed the irrigation system to better water it where it needed.. it was able to make a lot more female flowers mature and bloom.
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robynanne
Aug 11, 2016 2:48 PM CST
You know, I searched the forums.... I can't find anything that relates to your post here. Are you sure this conversation was here on this site? Can you link the original question?
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jmorth
Aug 11, 2016 3:19 PM CST
'fruit is falling off the vine before the flower even comes close to being a flower' sentence seems off base... how does one get fruit without the flower?
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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robynanne
Aug 11, 2016 3:21 PM CST
jmorth said:'fruit is falling off the vine before the flower even comes close to being a flower' sentence seems off base... how does one get fruit without the flower?


I don't know the situation, but for me with the squash, it is the female flowers - those little 'pre-fruit' squash at the base of the female flowers. They turn yellow and wilt and fall off before the flower gets mature enough to open if the plant feels it has enough females going and can't manage any more.
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jmorth
Aug 11, 2016 3:27 PM CST
I've never noticed the few times I ever grew squash. Learn a lot here...Thanks.
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Calif_Sue
Aug 11, 2016 4:14 PM CST

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This is the Ask a Question forum, I believe the OP may be lost? Confused
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DaisyI
Aug 11, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Well I'm lost!
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Weedwhacker
Aug 11, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @dbatt !

Was there a specific question that you were responding to?
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