Vegetables and Fruit forum: Honey Bear Squash turning yellow

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Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Herbs Organic Gardener Butterflies
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 1, 2016 6:27 AM CST
Hi again, I have 4 Honey Bear Squash plants, all of which have little squashes on them (2 or 3 each). The problem is, the baby squash are turning yellow and just falling off the plant when they get about an inch or two big. What could be causing this? Thanks!
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jul 1, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Aborting, most likely due to lack of pollination. You may have to hand pollinate. It is easy, but must be done early in the morning when the female flower opens. Just take a male flower, strip off the petals and smoosh the pistil on the female flower.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Jul 1, 2016 3:52 PM CST
Do you have bees around? You really need them to pollinate those flowers or you will have to do it yourself.

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