We've grown some zucchini plants and they are producing copious flowers, but no zucchini's. I looked at them all one morning and they are all male I think, or at least all the same anyway. How do I fix this so we get some fruit? TIA!
zucchinis are all male?
Well, mine were planted from seed and I had first fruit six weeks later.
Planted 4/15 from seed
Pic on May 7:
Pic on May 13:
And harvest three weeks later. Aren't you guys still getting cold spikes too? I'm *guessing* that you'll start seeing female flowers in the next few days. Check every morning. :)
Something I learned this year: the first sets of fruit often die off without maturing because they're not pollinated. I was so sad, thought something was wrong with my plants since some fruit just started to wild, brown, then rot on the ends when they were about half grown. Someone here told me it just wasn't pollinated, so I started pollinating every morning until I saw bees a'buzzin' around the plants. :)
For good measure:
Male flower and bee:
Female flower and bee:
I stuffed a bunch on Wednesday and they were pretty yummy. Goat cheese mixed with cream and chives pipped into the flowers (stamins clipped off). A cup of soda water mixed with a 2/3 a cup of flour for batter (whisk and let settle) and then fry 'em up. SO YUMMY! Impresses the hell out of guests. :)