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Q.How To Stop Blossom From Getting Mushy And Rotting

Zone Elizabeth city,North Carolina | Subahexa@yahoo.com added on July 9, 2022 | Answered

? Had beautiful squash plants overnight the blossoms started turning “mushy “at the ends and squash was rotting as well. What is the cause and the remedy .

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Answered on July 11, 2022

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage. There are many causes for general squash blossom rotting. Over/underwatering, too little sun, disease, low humidity, root damage are a few causes.

On the other hand- Blooms will not last very long. They are short lived, and either male or female, so if these are outside of insect reach you may need to hand pollinate them.


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