|I asked about my squash shriveling and you suggested
|Answer from NGA
June 2, 2010
|Squash plants have separate male and female flowers. You can tell the difference between them - male flowers are attached to a straight stem; female flowers have a slight swelling behind the petals. Female flowers will produce fruit if pollen is transferred from a male flower. If you have no insect activity in your garden you can hand pollinate the female flowers by brushing the insides of a male flower into the insides of a female flower. Or, you can use a small paintbrush to transfer pollen from the male to the female flower. Hope this clarifies things for you.
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