Zucchini Plants

Problems Growing Zucchini


Anonymous added on August 12, 2011 | Answered

The fruits of my zucchini plants look healthy when only a few inches, and then as they grow start to turn yellow, limp and rot. I have tried adding coffee grounds (diluted) to the soil with hopes that the plant would perk up. No luck. New flowers/fruits still appear fine at first and then seem to drop off. Is there anything I can do at this point in the season to save them?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 13, 2011

It sounds like you either have a pollination problem or blossom end rot. These articles can help you learn more about both and decide which it might be:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/zucchini-fruit-fall-off-the-plant-before-they-are-full-grown.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossom-end-rot-causes-and-treatment.htm

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