If I cut off a squash blossom, what happens to the stem?
Excuse the newbie question, but I've never grown zucchini before, and I've only had squash blossoms once.
I've noticed that when buying squash blossoms, the blossoms have been cut off from just below them, which means that somewhere, there are plants with just stems sticking out with nothing attached to them, right?
Well, I'm coming upon that time of the year when it seems I will soon have some male flowers to pick (after borrowing their pollen to pollinate the one female that should be blooming soon :D ), but I'm wondering if anything will grow where they once were. Should I cut them off right at the base of the flower, or cut at the base of the plant?