Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Q. I have problems growing cucumber, squash and watermelon. They wonít set fruit even though the plants appear healthy. What am I doing wrong?
A. More than likely this is the result of incomplete pollination. Itís quite common in the cucurbits, which include cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon. Plants in the cucurbit family mostly have separate male and female flowers occurring on the same plant. The male flowers produce pollen which has to be moved, usually by bees, to the