winter squash: lots of leaves; no blossoms coming out

Asked June 29, 2018, 11:40 AM EDT

Good day, and I have a question about what's missing in my soil that my winter squash (acorn plants and pie pumpkins) have burgeoning leaves, starting to climb all over the garden, but no squash blossoms in evidence. It's not that they appeared and then dropped off. I just have lots of green, no flowers. (I live in old central Aurora, near the old Lowry Air Force Base).
Thanks for your help.
Celeste Rossmiller

Arapahoe County Colorado vegetable gardening

1 Response

Phosphorus and Potassium are the nutrients necessary for flower production. Excess Nitrogen might also spike the foliage. Perhaps they are just not ready to bloom yet and you might need to be patientl Male flowers are first and they are small and fleeting. You can have a soil analysis done by contacting CSU at this web site http://www.soiltestinglab.colostate.edu/