Zucchini Plants

My Zucchini Start to Grow Then at the Blossom They Start to Die

reggie added on August 23, 2012 | Answered

They are in a very large planter {livestock water trough}.

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Answered on August 24, 2012

Poor pollination. . When the flowers are not properly pollinated, the plant will reject the fruit while they are just a few inches long. Hot weather will definitely contribute to this. However, you can try hand pollinating your plants. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

Also, since it is potted, make sure to water twice as much in high temps.

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Answered on August 23, 2012

Mine did the same thing earlier this summer. Old timers said it was too hot and dry. May try planting them where they get afternoon shade. That's what I will try next year.

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