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comments (8) July 3rd, 2012

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We live in Phoenix but it really is a dry heat. My wife dearly loves Patty Pan (Indian, Summer, Turban) squash that is not readily available in the stores.  I looked everywhere and finally found heirloom seeds for Pappy Pan. I planted 30 seeds - - all germinated. Healthy and all with many blooms.   One has born fruit. These plants are within 100 feet of my beehive, You would think that even a blind bee could find a squash blossom. What can we do to get lots of squash? Any help would greatly be appreciated. Dick Krause -


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AlicaMein writes: great job.
Posted: 1:27 am on October 8th
shawncox10 writes: I need to eat these.
Posted: 12:21 am on May 30th
jasskr0 writes: Nice post
Posted: 5:04 am on April 3rd
Jazzken writes: Nice
Posted: 1:04 am on April 1st
RihannaMills writes: Thanks for sharing
Posted: 2:47 am on March 27th
philipmcnabb writes: Wooowwwww.... Keep it up..
Posted: 2:43 am on March 16th
hifive writes: Here's another link with a great article series and some fantastic still pictures.

http://voices.yahoo.com/growing-squash-increase-squash-garden-6460022.html
Posted: 12:07 pm on July 9th
Ruth writes: Squash produces male and female flowers (see http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/4253/video-squash-blossoms) and if your bees are on strike this summer, you can step in and do the work yourself (see http://www.finegardening.com/video/homegrown-homemade-how-to-pollinate-squash.aspx).
Posted: 8:36 am on July 5th
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