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Lebanese style squash

Posted by SquishSquash 07 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 21:09

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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RE: Lebanese style squash

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

RE: Lebanese style squash

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.
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