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Courgette question

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My courgettes are doing quite well, I've had some nice fruits of them so far. But some of the flowers don't have a courgette under them, they are on long stalks. And I seem to be getting more of these long stemmed flowers now, rather than courgetty flowers.

Why the difference?

And should I leave them or snip them off?


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actually, you want more male than females :D


it gives the female flower a greater chance of complete pollination otherwise you those funny shaped courgettes where they start off okay but then shrivel at one end (cos the bee didn't pollinate enough of the wotsit).


the flowers are pretty and a mediterranian delicacy in their own right :D

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