1. Why Are My Sqaush Plant Leaves Turning Gray?

Asked by cassienwade - June 9, 2011

My sqaush plant leaves are turning gray and it’s producing fruit, but it is turning gray too.


2. Squash Going Soft at a Couple of Inches

Asked by Anonymous - June 9, 2011

Almost all my squash and zuchinni get about 2 inches long and then begin to wrinkle and get soft at the blossom end. They do not grow any bigger.

3. Flowers on the End of Squash Fruit

Asked by candaadams - June 9, 2011

I am growing vining squash called Zucchino Rampicante. I have a squash that is 8. 5 inches long and the flower fell off today. Will my squash continue to grow? I know when they are small 2 inches and the flower falls off they die. I guess my questions is when is the flower supposed to fall off or is the flower supposed to stay on the fruit until you pick it,  otherwise the fruit will die?


4. Why Are My Squash Growing Small

Asked by LPUGH31 - June 11, 2011

I’m growing squash in my garden. They are about 10 to 12 small squash on my plant, but they are only growing about 4 inches and they are very skinny. Could this be due to pollination? I’ve started getting up in the morning and hand pollinating my squash to see if they grow any bigger. . . . Please help.


5. Yellow Leaves on Squash Plant in Tunnel

Asked by maccermac - June 12, 2011

I have several squash plants in different areas of my tunnel, but one of them has several yellow leaves. Is this a deficiency/surplus of water?


6. Something Killing My Squash Plant

Asked by Anonymous - June 12, 2011

I have a vegetable garden. Among other plants, I planted green peppers and buttercup squash. Both were doing beautifully. One day I noticed one of my pepper plants had limped out, as if it was starved for water, so I watered it. . . which didn’t help. I noticed it still limp and leaning. So I went to prop it up and it had been eaten at the base and no longer was connected to the ground. The same thing is happening to my squash plant. One day I went to look at it and it was covered with ants, which I don’t know if they are the reason for this condition. I sprayed it with liquid Sevin, but it doesn’t seem to have helped. I also noticed that the roots leading into the ground were now exposed. My neighbor thought it was earwigs, but the literature I have read said they are harmless. Would you know what could be causing this to be happening, and do you know what I can do?

7. Squash and Zucchini

Asked by Anonymous - June 12, 2011

This year was my second time trying to grow squash and zucchini. Again, I am growing beautiful plants and lots of male flowers but no female flowers. The few female flowers that do grow do not produce any vegetables. It will grow a little veggie, but it will die off. I do have bumble bees outside too. I can see them, so are my plants not doing right? I have other plants in my garden that are doing well.

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