Originally Posted by AnthonyJ
We fertilized before we planted, but I don't believe there's been any more put down since. Hopefully manual pollination will fix it. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
Have you ever had the soil tested?
Last season we started losing tomato plants in late July. Thinking nothing of it we replanted again this spring and started to get the "leaf drop" on the peppers and "yellowing" on the tomato plants. I have lost half of my tomato plants already.
I did some research using the symptoms and our actions over the years.
I found out without a soil test that my PH was very low and had a calcium deficiency. I was adding to this problem over the years by adding fresh organic materials like grass clippings and leaves, but never using any lime.
Seems the old timers were right around here when they told me to lime the garden even if you did not know if you needed it or not.
I have proven that it is indeed the PH as I bought some fast acting lime about a month ago and it has made a difference in whats left.
Next spring this ground will be at the correct PH.
Originally Posted by jennyema
The flowers are usually open in the morning. Make sure you pollinate male to female.
1. Determine which blossoms are male and contain pollen: Males stand on slender stalks.
2. Locate female blossoms, which have a small zucchinis beneath that will grow into an adult vegetable when pollinated.
Read more: How To Pollinate Zucchini | Zucchini Pollination | HouseLogic
So the plants have male and female parts on one plant?
I always wondered about garden vegetables as we could plant one plant and get something from it, where some other plants have male and female plants.
I guess vegetable plants are different?