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Growing Squash, also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash

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01 Jan 12 Robyn (Australia - tropical climate)
I have planted squash and they have been flowering well but when the flowers are finished the whole thing is falling off the stem including the bulb, almost like the stem is not strong enough for the flower. Some input would be much appreciated
04 Mar 12 Leigh (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It's probably because you haven't got bees pollinating them for you. If that's the case, just take one of the "male" flowers (the ones on stalks - and a single stem inside the flower), peel the petals off the male flower to make it easier to get into the "female" flowers and rub the pollen onto the "female" flowers (the ones with the fruit under them - and the curled shaped stamens).
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