Squash flowers
Here’s what I learned this year: Squash plants have male and female flowers. Male flowers have long stems; female have short stems, sometimes with a part resembling the mature vegetable. If the female flower is not fertilized, sadly, no squash. The little base of the flower that resembles the squash will drop off. :(
On left: male flowers (note long stems)
On right: female Butternut Squash flower (see base of flower)

Squash flowers

Here’s what I learned this year: Squash plants have male and female flowers. Male flowers have long stems; female have short stems, sometimes with a part resembling the mature vegetable.

If the female flower is not fertilized, sadly, no squash. The little base of the flower that resembles the squash will drop off. :(

On left: male flowers (note long stems)
On right: female Butternut Squash flower (see base of flower)

Squash
L to R: Tromboncino (we call this one the Flugelhorncino), more Tromboncino (at least 8 growing now), Butternut almost ready (about 6 growing), bigger Butternut (not as yellow though). We also have 2 medium Korean squash on the vine. These are not doing well this year: much vine, little fruit.

Squash

L to R: Tromboncino (we call this one the Flugelhorncino), more Tromboncino (at least 8 growing now), Butternut almost ready (about 6 growing), bigger Butternut (not as yellow though).

We also have 2 medium Korean squash on the vine. These are not doing well this year: much vine, little fruit.