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14/05/2014 at 20:26
Can someone tell me why my courgette plants have flowers, but dont seem to be producing any courgettes?
14/05/2014 at 20:39

Its really early in the year for courgettes to be in flower, mine are still a couple of weeks off being planted out and then I would'nt expect any fruit until late June, early July. The first flush of flowers is often male so wont bear fruit and if the weather is still cold pollination can be a bit hit and miss.

14/05/2014 at 20:42

Paula............you seem somewhat early if your Courgettes are forming flowers now......if your plants are healthy, I wouldn't worry..............not all the flowers will produce fruit..............you often get plenty of flowers first ,,,,,,,,,,,,then you get the ones which will form fruit

14/05/2014 at 22:11
Is it courgettes where you have to remove the male flowers or is that cucumbers, I know I've read it somewhere this week but can't remember which way round it was!!
14/05/2014 at 22:35

Cucumbers, you remove the male flowers.

Courgettes can be hand pollinated if necessary, for example in a polytunnel.

14/05/2014 at 22:43

Ah yes, they are the ones where I need to pick the flower off and take it the lady flower to play and make baby courgettes 

18/05/2014 at 20:21

Many Thanks for your replies

 

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