|I planted 2 or 3 of each of loofah gourds, scarlet runner bean, acorn and straight-neck yellow squash around a 6 foot teepee in the spring. I have gorgeous, healthy-looking vines, but no flowers, except 3-4 on the runner bean. I planted in a first-year bed that had been lawn. I pruned the primary stems about a month ago back to about 7-8 feet long; they sprouted and are continuing to grow like mad. They are mulched with 2-3" of bark, so I have had no weeds and have kept them well watered. They are in full sun. The nearest other plants are some petunias that are about 2 ft away from one side of the teepee. The petunias are blooming very well. Any ideas on what is causing the lack of flowering and is there anything I can do at this point (mid-August) to force the squash/gourds/ beans to flower?