April 26th, 2010

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Shrivelling Squash & Earthbox Peppers

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Early squash fruits are dying as spinsters. It seems that the females are early bloomers. There have already been four squashes that have flowered and are now shrivelling away because not a single male flower has bloomed yet to provide the life-giving male pollen to these eager ladies. Painful to watch. But I think the first male will open tomorrow morning.

Earthbox Multipik Squash

Multipik Unpollinated and shrivelling away

Earthbox Eight Ball Squash

Two Eight Ball Squash Sans Pollination

Earthbox Squash

Earthbox Squash at Day 44

Peppers are looking healthy, but so far no peppers forming. The jalapeno plant is in the lead with lots of blooms, but they seem to be falling off the plant before a pepper can form. Need to see if that is normal or an indication of some issue.

Earthbox Peppers

Earthbox Peppers

Ladybug on Earthbox Pepper Plant

Was Happy to See a Couple of These on the Peppers