Squash Plants

Squash Plant


Anonymous added on May 19, 2011 | Answered

My squash and cucumber plants are thriving and growing larger every day with multiple blooms, but the actual squash will only grow to about two inches and then starts turning brown on the tips before dying. My cucumbers only get to about an inch and then start to shrivel up and die. Everything else in the garden is doing great. What could be the problem?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 20, 2011

It is a pollination problem. When the flowers are not pollinated, the plant "aborts" the fruit because it will not make seeds. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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