Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Finally - In Bed Together

On an earlier post I complained that my male and female squash flowers were not opening at the same time. For the most part, I have hand pollinated them and I am not very scientific about it. I usually grab a weed off the ground, stick it in the male flower and then stick it in the female flower. Up till now I have cross pollinated the two squash.
Finally, I went out this morning and look at what I found, a male and female right next to each other.

And low an behold, another squash plant had these two guys.

I guess, someone's in love.


  1. Awww, that's sweet! I think I'll have a budding romance in the zucchini patch this week. I hope they're compatible.

  2. Well, it looks like your hand pollinating worked. I will have to check my melons and squash today. Now that I know the difference in blooms :) Very nice post!

  3. I was also planning on hand pollinating zucchini. But 2 days ago I noticed 2 small zucchinis growing. No need for hand pollination after all.

  4. Cute picture of the squash... I guess we are all hoping it is the season of love in our gardens!!