My zucchini plants have lots of flowers but no squash.what is wrong?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 11, 2017
    most likely not enough pollination

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 11, 2017
    The issue may be lack of pollination. Unlike self-pollinating plants, the pollen on squash needs to be transferred from the male flower to the female. Each flower is only female or male (for a few hours the first day it opens). Wind needs to blow, or bees or other pollinators must visit both during that time for squash to develop. You can help the process along by removing any row cover material before flowers start to bloom, stopping application of insecticides when flowers are open, planting early spring flowering annuals nearby or hand-pollinating open blossoms. Removing newly opened male flowers and gently swirling their stamens against the female flowers is an easy way to pollinate, though you can also transfer pollen with an artist's paintbrush.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jun 11, 2017
    There are many reasons this could be happening - here is an article that might be helpful in figuring out what's wrong - http://homeguides.sfgate.com/zucchini-flowers-but-not-produce-26167.html - good luck

  • Melissa Combs Melissa Combs on Jun 11, 2017
    May have squash bugs

  • Marianne Patyk Marianne Patyk on Jun 11, 2017
    Planted the seeds a bit to late.