alpna
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Flowers shrivel and do not form fruits

Hi! I am in the desert in Phoenix and have been struggling with a vegetable garden. My zucchini flowers beautifully and then the flowers just die. This year the same has started with the eggplants and the tomatoes. There are plenty of bees in the garden and I started everything on time, so what am I doing wrong? Please help.

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rainbowgardener
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Zucchini often makes only male flowers at first, which then just drop off. The female ones are the ones with the tiny fruit already present behind the flower. If you don't have female flowers, you won't get any fruit. Make sure you have both.

Tomatoes often suffer blossom drop when under stress. Type blossom drop into the Search the Forum feature and find lots written here about it.

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