Please understand that this is my first year with vegetables.
(And I live in the southern hemisphere, where we are just getting
I have a pair of zucchini/ courgette plants, in the same 10-litre
(2.5 gal) bucket. There have recently been a few flowers (light
orange), along with several buds looking ready to bloom.
My question is... some flowers have a thin stem, but a couple of
them have a thick stem, which I am thinking might be a zucchini-
in-progresss? They are a couple of inches long, dark green,
slightly ribbed in a length-wise direction (i.e. the long
direction), and slightly fuzzy.
Is this an issue of male vs. female flowers? Should I expect
these stem thingies to become vegetables? How do I see if
pollination/fertillisation has happenned (there are plenty of
bees, etc here)? If my gues is right, how many weeks untill I
Thanks in advance! All of your advice and info is appreciated!
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