no bloom, no fruit - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
August 19, 2009
have been usinga organic fertilizer; has yielded great leaf structure but very few squash and double impatiens blooms, for example

Answer from NGA
August 19, 2009


Warm temperatures are usually needed for squash blossoms so if things have been cold and cloudy in your yard, that might be the reason for no flowers. Impatiens usually bloom non-stop all summer, especially if you cut back the old flowers. The only thing about fertilizer - organic or otherwise - is that if you apply too much nitrogen it can result in lots of healthy green growth but at the expense of flowers. I'd hold off on the fertilizer and see if that makes a difference. I hope it does - and soon!

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