When my friends were over on Monday, Laura said to me, "I can't get any squash on my zucchini plants."
"Are you pollinating them?"
"What do you mean?", she asked.
"You stick your finger in the male flower and then insert it in the female flower and you'll get a squash.", I told her.
"How do you know this stuff, Michele?"
Don't we all know this?
This is a female flower. It has the undeveloped squash on it.
I didn't have a good picture of a male flower today, but this is an old male flower. It has no squash. The pollen needs to go from the male flower to the female flower If you live anywhere besides Las Vegas, bees will do this for you. If you live in a subdivision, besides mine and I'll get to my bee/neighbor issues another day, you can pollinate your own squash. I don't have to do that because I have 1,000,000,000 killer, Africanized bees living next door in my neighbor's hive, so they take care of my squash. I've got squash up to my ears and the size of bats.
Before I had killer bees living next door, I just sent the kids out to the garden to do it for me. Now I just send the kids out and hope they don't get stung to death.
So there's my gardening tip for the day.
My lesbian friend, Andi, was like, "Wait. You put your finger in the male flower and stick it in the female flower? I'm so confused."