The devil with zucchini lies in the absence of both male and female flowers. If you have bad luck a zucchini plant, in the beginning (a few weeks), only makes female flowers. From this you cannot expect much zucchini, because they are not pollinated. Cultivating more zucchini plants gives you the opportunity of more flowers, of which maybe is a male one. But it still remains to be seen.
You can wait for the bees to pollinate the flowers, but you can also do it yourself with a soft brush. The female flower only needs a little touch of pollen, preferably from a different plant than hers. So even a zucchini flower likes to avoid inbreeding.
Fortunately, here we can buy zucchini plants in the market that are grown from the right seeds. Seed to which some seed processing is preceded...
Not at every stall you have as much success. But everyone knows by experience where one can buy the plants the best. And such a stall is often crowded.
Here the patient result of a month and a half waiting for a useful male flower:
|Zucchini plants and some aubergine plants in the greenhouse.|