Why are my squash plants producing flowers, then fall off???

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  • Chris Chris on Jun 21, 2017
    they are just males blooms or they are female blooms that not not getting fertilized. look at the flower--males only have little sticks with pollen on them and are the first blooms of the season. the females with a pistol come later and have a structure with just a sticky piece coming up from the center of the flower. drag your finger across the male to gather some pollen and then wipe it one the female, or just have more patience and wait for the pollinators to do it for you.
    An easy way to tell if they are female flower is to look just behind the flower-if you see a bulge it is a female-which will develop into the squash later. most squash flowers only bloom for about a day.

  • Nancy Eaton McEwen Nancy Eaton McEwen on Jun 21, 2017
    Mine are having trouble this year. Not sure about your area, but mine is too much rain.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jun 21, 2017
    Don't water too much - let the soil dry in between watering and the blooms should turn in to squash for you.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 21, 2017
    Is it raining a lot by you?

  • Gra11620123 Gra11620123 on Jun 21, 2017
    The flower is the squash, as the squash grows the bloom drops off ,it is kinda like the unbilical cord at birth :)

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jun 21, 2017
    You might be over watering them - let the soil dry out before watering.

  • Mary lu Mary lu on Jun 21, 2017
    they aren't being pollinated. if no bees, try using a tiny paint brush and transfer some of the pollen to the other blossoms.