Male Flowers--cukes and zukes
I've got both cucumbers and zucchini in my greenhouse I hand pollinate daily. They have opposite problems.
The zukes are producing very few female flowers--four plants give me a total of 2 or 3 flowers a week.
There are 4-5 male flowers every day. These were planted about 3 months ago, should be over the whole "male flowers first" thing.
I looked carefully, and there are no hidden zukes that might be inhibiting flowering.
The cukes are producing tons of female flowers, but just recently have bloomed few males.
I usually find upwards of a dozen female flowers each morning, but only one or two males. The boys just aren't up to the task of fertilizing that many females.
any suggestions? It's tempting to try using zuke pollen on cuke flowers, but I don't think it would do any good.