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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 15, 2011
    Certified Expert

    Generally, this is due to poor pollination. Squash will produce fruits even if no pollination has occurred, but they will only grow 1-2 inches and then die. This can easily be corrected by growing bright-colored flowers (like marigolds or zinnias) close by to entice bees to the area. You could also hand pollinate them. Here's an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

    Too much fruit set can also lead to small fruit size as well. In addition, a lack of water can decrease the size of your squash.

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