No female flowers on zucchini - what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Unregistered-1427815803, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Hello everyone.

    I planted zucchini plants earlier this spring and they seem to be growing fine. (I'm estimating that the plants are approximately 5-6 weeks old right now.) There are many male flowers being produced but no female buds yet.

    They're planted in large containers with deep top soil with additional dressing of granular 10-12-12 plant food.

    Is there anything wrong with my zucchini plants?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gayle in KY

    Gayle in KY Gadabout

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    There is probably nothing wrong. Many squash varieties start out with all male blossoms. The females come along later.
     

  3. modjadje

    modjadje Member

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    and pretty soon there will be more than you can handle! It's always surprising how fast it sets 'em once it kicks into gear ...
     
  4. Ok, thank you! I'll be patient then and see what happens in a few weeks. Thanks for the reassurance, this is my first zucchini planting and I'm a little nervous about making a mistake.
     
  5. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    While you're waiting for the females to show up, you might want to try fried squash blossoms for supper.