noob question about female flower
Hi I have some squash varieties planted, and am just seeing the first female flowers.
Today I noticed a female flower on my cashflow squash - the blossom was laying on the ground. If you asked me to guess I think it might have been a victim of the Weimaraner racer (she thinks the garden is a great racetrack and the 3' fence is no match for her) - can you please show me what a fertilized squash does when it doesn't need the flower any more?
I ate the flower with my daughter. :) Should we go ahead and eat the immature fruit too? Will we be able to tell if it was not fertilized?