Squash Plants

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  5. Why Are My Sqaush Plant Leaves Turning Gray?
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  7. Flowers on the end of squash fruit
Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Squash Plants

My squash plants look great so far this season but they have grown so tall and top heavy, with huge leaves, that they are falling over and breaking off at the base. I lost two last night during a rain storm. What’s wrong and how do I correct the problem?

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Jackie
Squash plants are vines and should be growing along the ground. For those that have broken, cover the broken area with soil and keep it watered, they should re-root.
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Asked by Anonymous on June 5, 2011
Squash

This is my first time to grow summer squash. I have a bunch of female flowers on my plant. They have been there for about 4 days. They do not seem to be growing. What should I do for them, as the plant itself looks very healthy?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This can often be attributed to poor growing conditions (which doesn't seem to fit your particular situation) or poor pollination. You may also have plants that are producing only male flowers. Sometimes you will have numerous male flowers that suddenly drop off and don't give fruit. However, you could also consider hand pollinating plants if fruiting still doesn't seem to be taking place once females come in, as in your case. Here is an article that you may find helpful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on June 7, 2011
Squash Bulb Collapse

I have a small garden in middle Georgia. The squash was producing well until the bulb forming off the flowers started collapsing. Instead of filling out, they have collapsed and began rotting. What can I do?

Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Marrows

My marrows are turning yellow at end of young fruit.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by cassienwade on June 9, 2011
Why Are My Sqaush Plant Leaves Turning Gray?

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

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It sounds like you have powdery mildew. This article will help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on June 9, 2011
Squash Going Soft at a Couple of Inches

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.

Asked by candaadams on June 9, 2011
Flowers on the End of Squash Fruit

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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The flower falling off is normal. It is only there as a receptor to the pollen. Once the fruit is pollinated, it has no use for the flower anymore and it is fine that it falls off.
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