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wishus



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
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Location: Northampton, East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 20 9:52 am    Post subject: Is there anything more sad...? Reply with quote
    

Than when you notice the storms have knocked the baby pumpkins off your plant.


Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5997
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 20 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've never known that to happen unless the plant was going to abort them anyway.
Days off rain can prevent pollination leading to dropped fruit, is that what you're describing?

wishus



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
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Location: Northampton, East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 20 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yes, looks like that's what happened. They were only wee little things, but I saw the bees busy on the flowers today, so hopefully more will come.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 20 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

if i was not too embarrassed i would introduce you to my cucumber

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 20 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh dear, that is a shame. I am not sure if my pattypan squash is going to produce, as every time I think it has set something, it seems it hasn't. The butternut squash is going rampant, but I am not sure if it is going to produce anything. There have been a few male flowers, but no females yet. I don't seem to have much luck with them, and this one was from a squash seed, so not the best chance anyway.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 20 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I often have best results with squash when I play pollinator

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2188
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 20 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

All is not lost! I have a wonderful Mexican squash blossom soup recipe, very tasty.

https://www.bellewood-gardens.com/2019/Squash%20Blossom%20Soup_2019-09.html

The blossoms may also be stuffed, batter dipped and fried . . .

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 20 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks Jam Lady.

Using the male flowers seems a good idea, but even with 4 plants I can't see myself having large amounts of flower. Still, an alternative to letting them just rot or composting them.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 20 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Many recipes out there but basically you stuff flowers with a spoonful of ricotta beaten with egg yolk and seasoning, dip in thin batter, then fry. Two or three per person makes a nice serving as a side dish.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 20 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i will display my cucumber shame, back soon.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 20 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks. I might try a variation on that with my own cottage cheese next time I have some off milk. I have been looking up ricotta, and it seems it can be used interchangeably with cottage cheese although they are not really the same.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6991
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 20 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That is very saddening Wishus.

Doing okay with squashes. I've got about 6 ripening fruits at the moment, off 6 plants. Not sure if that's a good output per plant but I'm happy. I pollinated one of them myself, so I can save some seed for next year if we like it.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 20 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wait for my cucumber photo

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 20 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looking forward to it.

I finally have a female flower on my trifid butternut squash, but not sure if anything will come of it. There is also one pattipan squash growing nicely, and after losing several, think there are others that have set.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 20 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Our aubergines failed as did the courgettes which is quite an achievement. So did the cauliflower But a lot worked and lessons learned.

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