Zucchini Plants
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My zucchini grows but shrinks at the end?

Zone 8b | Dorothyfunk added on May 23, 2012 | Answered

I am battling the borer on the plants but zuchinni is growing but shirvels at the ends. What am I doing wrong? Or is my problem associated with the borers?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 23, 2012

It sounds like you are having pollination issues. When the flowers are not properly pollinated, the plant will reject the fruit while they are just a few inches long. You may need to hand pollinate. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

However, if you are having issues with borers, then you need to remedy this in order to get any healthy fruits. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/vine-borers-zucchini.htm

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