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Q.Crooked Neck Squash

Anonymous added on July 15, 2012 | Answered

I live in Zone 9 (I think) and my squash is shrivelling up before it is ready to be picked. My neighbor is having the exact same problem with her squash. She bought her plants and I grew mine from seed. Can’t figure out why they won’t grow. Any ideas? I live in Santa Rosa, CA, about 60 miles north/east of San Francisco. Just the crooked neck is doing this. I have some yellow squash next to it that is absolutely thriving and producing lots of squash.

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Answered on July 17, 2012

Normally, this can be attributed to poor pollination. However, since you have other squash growing and producing just fine, I'm at a loss. If you are at least getting blossoms on the plant, then you can try hand pollinating this plant. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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