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Anonymous on
May 7, 2011

Q. Squash Not Maturing

Can you tell me why my squash blooms like crazy and are full of small squash, but instead of maturing, they turn orange and shrivel up?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 8, 2011

Q. Squash Vine Borer

Do you have any recommendations for controlling the squash vine borer organically?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 9, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I would recommend trying neem oil. It is organic, but should be effective on this pest. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Anonymous on
May 8, 2011

Q. Problem With Growing Yellow Squash

My squash looked good at the beginning, but then they started growing bumpy and hollow. Some of the squash are smooth and are not hollow. The squash that is hollow is about 6 or 7 inches long. Please help!

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Nikki on
May 9, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

A number of things could be causing this. For instance, it could be due to extremely rapid growth, usually in periods of abundant moisture after drier growing conditions. Likewise, it could be attributed to squash rot from a calcium deficiency. Pests can also be an issue, such as squash borers, which are difficult to see as they usually burrow within the stems.

Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossom-end-rot-causes-and-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

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Anonymous on
May 9, 2011

Q. Growing Yellow Squash

My squash are really big and healthy looking but the little squash start to rot on the ends at about 2 inches long. Both yellow and zucchini are not producing.

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Nikki on
May 9, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is known as blossom end rot and quite common. The following article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossom-end-rot-causes-and-treatment.htm

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Anonymous on
May 12, 2011

Q. Squash Stem Splitting

I am growing squash and so many of my plants’ stems are spittling at the base or an inch above. I don’t think it is the squash borer, but I am not sure. I do not see anything in the vine, but it is yellowing and dry.

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Nikki on
May 12, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

While stem split is common and usually due to extreme temperature changes and uneven watering, it never hurts to check for signs of pests, especially since they can penetrate the plant through these splits. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

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Anonymous on
May 13, 2011

Q. Yellow Veins on Squash Leaves

My squash plant leaves are yellowing and drying. Some have bright yellow veins on the green leaves. What’s up?

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Nikki on
May 13, 2011
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