- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
i've had some seasons where i didn't think any of the squash were going to take and then all at once they did. this year it was the melons. they bloomed a lot before some finally were fertilized. i know it isn't a lack of bees, but it could have been how hot it was. even with powdery mildew affecting some leaves i've still managed crops, but i'm not sure how widespread your infection was there. this is really strange to me since i have never had any issues with getting plenty of pickling cucumbers to set fruits all along even during the hot and dry spell we had (but yes i did have to keep them watered)....
Unfortunately I ended up ripping out the two outdoor squash due to powdery mildew. There's a zuke that's got fruit on it that I'm trying to keep healthy with neem. The pumpkin fruited, but all of the fruits turned yellow and dropped off. I tried hand pollinating one, but either it was too late or that's not the problem, as it is also turning yellow and dropping off. I just have no luck with any kind of vining fruiting plant
the squash this season were not stellar, but they did ok. the buttercup squash i was really hoping to give me more seeds looks like i may have had one or two very tiny squash so i don't know how the seeds are doing in there until we cut them up for cooking.