While looking at my pictures of my zucchini plants, mom mentioned that all the flowers were male.

Me: How do you know if they’re male or female?
Mom: Look for fruit or just a stalk right under the bud.
Me: So does the male have fruit or just a stalk?
Mom: Female has the fruit, do we have to talk about the birds and the bees again?
Me: So should I pinch off all the male flowers so the nutrients go to the females?
Mom: You can pinch off most of them, but you need at least one male for pollination. You really weren’t listening during that birds and bees talk, were you?

Sheds a new light on our infertility issues…

Judy Schwartz Haley


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