Squash infertility

by Glecar
(Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada)

We planted pumpkin, hubbard, spagetti, zukinni and acorn squash this Spring and there was no viable harvest. The plants continued flowering until September, but no fruit. The Zukinni produced some potential fruit, yet they quickly wilted and rotted like they were infertile.
We would like to know what went wrong so we can learn for next year. If this is a fertilization problem would cultivating mason bees be a solution?

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Oct 28, 2014
Fertile squash
by: ~ Megan

I feel for you, planting out your vine plants and then just getting disappointed. You're right, let's help you learn from this and next year you can have a great harvest.

It sounds like a pollination problem, but do have a read of these forum threads:

Watermelon, rockmelon, pumpkin not growing large

Butternut pollination problem

Also definitely do everything you can to encourage bees. You may be able to notice whether or not you had enough bees... keep an eye on nearby flowers of any plants to see if they are hovering around.

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