Why only male flowers on Butternut Squash?
I am so disappointed. I only have one small squash on my plants. The plants were stressed in the past month/month and a half. We watered them-but I didn't want to do too much overhead watering with a sprinkler because I was afraid of washing pollen off flowers. We watered a little where the plants orginate from the ground-thinking the moisture would get to the roots that way. So the plants do no look that great. All of the flowers seem to be male. Recently, I have put fish emulsion fertilizer on them-I have read that the squash family are heavy feeders and I think the soil is poor where we have them. My husband added alot of sand and some soil to this area when he made it and I bet there is little food for the plants. Is it too late to really hit them with some plant food? I had Butternut Squash planted in the same place two years ago and harvested 20 squash. Thank you!