Squash Small and Falls Off
My squash has fruit but it gets about 3 inches long and about the size of my finger, then it rots and falls off. What could be wrong? Fruit otherwise looks good. Thanks.
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Generally, this is due to poor pollination. Squash will produce fruits even if no pollination has occurred, but they will only grow 1-2 inches and then die. This can easily be corrected by growing bright-colored flowers (like marigolds or zinnias) close by to entice bees to the area. You could also hand pollinate them. Here's an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm