Dale Sapp on
July 21, 2017
July 24, 2017
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My spaghetti squash plants are beautiful, nice big leaves and lots of blossoms. When the baby squash forms, it grows to about an inch or so and then suddenly dies off. It looks very healthy as it forms but usually as it gets past that one inch size, in the next 24 hours it’s rotting at the open end, still looks OK on the stem end. By the next day, it’s obvious that this one isn’t going to make it.
We have been having torrential downpours almost weekly…I haven’t watered the plants much extra. I know a lot of the rainfall is sheltered from the soil by these huge leaves. Is this more likely to be too much water or not enough?
There can be a few reasons for Blossom End Rot, the heavy rain certainly can play a part.
Here is an article that will help you pinpoint the causes.
we bought a spaghetti squash plant and a zucchini plant. when they started producing both had zuccini’s on them now the spaghetti squash IS PRODUCING THE spaghetti squash, what is happening
If your vines are completely or almost completely wilted, then yes, I would recommend harvesting now since the squash won't grow any bigger. If only a few leaves are wilted you can continue letting the squash grow, just in case it's not bacterial wilt. But remain vigilant since you may have to harvest in a hurry if the plant dies.
The following article says infected plants die in 7-10 days so you'll soon know the answer:
Looks like cilantro. Does it have a smell if a leaf is crushed? It also appears to be woefully deficient in light. Winter sun can't support plants that require full sun; supplemental lighting is needed.
This is completely normal. These will come in a wide range of colors and shapes if you plant the seeds yourself. There is nothing to be concerned with, and they are completely edible.