Lebanese style squash

squishsquash(07)July 7, 2014

I have the craziest get-up in my yard. I have major svb problems, so this year, my bf built me a couple cages and we have our squash completely covered with row covers. I also have earth boxes with the same contraptions. This, of course, means I have to go out every morning and pollinate. I have harvested quite a few yellow and golden egg varieties, but not once have I caught a female lebanese flower open to even pollinate yet! The plants are beautiful, happy, and have plenty of males and females. Oddly, today two look pollinated, but I have no idea how that could be. I didn't catch any little friends sneaking in. I am sure they are just nice ones that will eventually shrivel. Is it possible these do not open until late morning to midday? I've been out between 5:30 and 7:30 in the past few weeks.
I am only home until 6:30 am this week, and at that hour don't even look partially opened. I feel like I am missing the boat! I am dying to taste these! This is a first for me. I am almost tempted to take the covers off, but then today noticed frass on one of my uncovered backups-so I think it's too early.

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I actually found two this morning-I went out twice and in that hour I lucked out.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:14PM
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Lebanese/meditteranean type zucchinis are my favorite. Never had any problems with them setting, but some varieties are more prolific than others. Like everything else variety is important.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 1:01PM
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