“I planted spaghetti squash and just got my first flowers! I have been told the first flowers are male. Do I need to do anything to ensure I get lots of squash?” Question from Deborah of Powder Springs, Georgia.
Answer: Yes! Male flowers appear first, followed by female flowers along the vine tips, once the vines get to a substantial size. You will recognize the female flowers immediately because they will have tiny immature fruits at the base of each flower.
To get lots of squash, watch to be sure the female flowers are getting pollinated by lots of visiting bees. Pollination is essential for fruit production. Also, be sure to feed the plants with a good fertilizer to encourage fruiting.
Keep your plants happy and well cared for and they should produce lots of delicious squash for you!!