I don't know why but this summer, many of our female cucurbits are very shy maiden. The male and female timing bloom does not synchronous with each other. When the male bloom, not a single female bloom to pollinate. The female are so late bloomer this summer, they bloom when the males have tired waiting. The pollinator (mainly me) will be sighing a lot waiting for the moment when both male and female are blooming.Button squash produce many females but I had to harvest when they are small in size sometimes because I knew they were not pollinated.
I was so excited when my first angled luffa female flower bloom. But no male flower blooming in sights.As I thought, no angled luffa heading to our kitchen.
The zucchinies too play with my feelings like button squash. Sometimes the cucumbers and melons also having a difficult time too synchronous. But they still managed to see each other sometime.The bees at the moment has abandoned me due to extreme weather. So I am left alone to be matchmaker to the male and female flower of cucurbits.