Summer Squash Plants

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  1. Summer Squash Shriveling Up Before Done
  2. Zucchini and Summer Squash
  3. Summer Squash
  4. About Summer Squash
  5. My Yellow Squash and Zucchini Are Not Producing
  6. Summer Squash Curling
  7. White Fuzzy Areas on Summer Squash
Asked by Mrsbrivera on May 11, 2011
Summer Squash Shriveling Up Before Done

Why is my summer squash shriveling up before it is fully done? I have planted a yellow squash in a very big water trough. The leaves are very big and I have many squash flowers. Before they become fully yellow, they shrivel up and start to wither. They still have green on the bottom of the squash. We water them at least twice a day because of the hot weather. I live in San Antonio, TX. I have zucchini growing near them but not overcrowding. Can you help me with this problem?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This is a pollination issue. If the flower is not well pollinated or not pollinated at all, the fruit will not fully forma and will shrivel and die. You may need to hand pollinate. These articles will help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on May 28, 2011
Zucchini and Summer Squash

I was wondering if it was okay to pick them when the flowers have fully bloomed on the veggie? Also, even if they are not 10-12 in. (but more like 5-8 in. ) and they seem to be ripe, do I pick them and let the season progress and maybe get bigger veggies?

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purplegirl
I love the smaller size squash, they are more tender, smaller seeds. I would go ahead and pick them. If you don't wash them before you refridgerate them, they will say a bit longer in the fridge. You can also pick the flowers, stuff them with a savory mixture, batter them and fry them for a nice side dish! Yummy good! Hope that helps answer your question.
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Asked by Anonymous on June 4, 2011
Summer Squash

After ten days or so, my summer squash was no more than about 3-4 inches long and then began turning hard and bumpy. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what caused this (so that I can avoid it next year) and what I can do to stop it this year.

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Nikki
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Asked by marie on June 20, 2011
About Summer Squash

My squash plants are beautiful but once the little squash comes on the bloom, the squash wilts and does not grow. What is my problem?

Asked by ldavenport on June 22, 2011
My Yellow Squash and Zucchini Are Not Producing

The plants are growing and the flowers are large but then immediately die off. I live in Las Vegas (Zone 11), so watering is an everyday thing. I have fertilized but nothing helped.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by dian126 on July 29, 2011
Summer Squash Curling

My summer squash leaves are curling upward. They are blooming but not producing.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Plants leaves tend to curl when the plant is not getting enough water. Try increasing the water to the plant. This could also be affecting the plant's ability to produce fruit as well. But, just in case, these articles may be useful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossoms-falling-off-vine.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-fruit-falling-off-the-plant.htm http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on August 2, 2011
White Fuzzy Areas on Summer Squash

My eastern Massachusetts area has had a lot of rain. We got control of slugs, but now I see fuzzy areas growing on leaves of the summer squash. How can I find out what it is?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It sounds like you have powdery mildew. This is common in vining plants.This article should help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm
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