Good pictorial for those of you who don't know this, I only pick and stuff the male blossoms after I have hand fertilized the female blossoms!

Good pictorial for those of you who don't know this, I only pick and stuff the male blossoms after I have hand fertilized the female blossoms!

The lovely starry flowers of borage look gorgeous in a border, but this is a herb with a lot more to offer than good looks; It is easy to grow, a fantastic companion plant for strawberries, tomatoes and squash, a great snack for chickens and beloved of bees, learn how to grow it here.....

The lovely starry flowers of borage look gorgeous in a border, but this is a herb with a lot more to offer than good looks; It is easy to grow, a fantastic companion plant for strawberries, tomatoes and squash, a great snack for chickens and beloved of bees, learn how to grow it here.....

Green Bean Teepees. This is amazing! What a great idea for some serious green bean growing. This would also work for strawberries, peas, grapes and possibly squash varieties. Basically, anything that can grow vertically!!

Green Bean Teepees. This is amazing! What a great idea for some serious green bean growing. This would also work for strawberries, peas, grapes and possibly squash varieties. Basically, anything that can grow vertically!!

GardenGuides' Vegetable Guide for squash, including how to distinguish male and female flowers....

GardenGuides' Vegetable Guide for squash, including how to distinguish male and female flowers....

Growing summer squash vertically by trellising or in tomato cages helps to save space, encourages air circulation, and allows the squash to be more visible reducing the chance of overgrowth.

Growing summer squash vertically by trellising or in tomato cages helps to save space, encourages air circulation, and allows the squash to be more visible reducing the chance of overgrowth.

Tips for growing squash. Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you…

Tips for growing squash. Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you…

Do you prune your squash plants? If you do, remember that squash flowers are edible. You can use them as wraps. Stuff 'em and fry 'em up. Good eating. ~Ben http://www.hortmag.com/plants/fruits-veggies/can-i-prune-a-squash-vine

Do you prune your squash plants? If you do, remember that squash flowers are edible. You can use them as wraps. Stuff 'em and fry 'em up. Good eating. ~Ben http://www.hortmag.com/plants/fruits-veggies/can-i-prune-a-squash-vine

hand-pollinating a winter squash flower.  You should do this even when bee's are around.. if a female blossom does not get pollinated the fruit will rot and die.

hand-pollinating a winter squash flower. You should do this even when bee's are around.. if a female blossom does not get pollinated the fruit will rot and die.

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