The squash are getting about 1 inch long and then they seem to stop growing. Why? Tomato plants are large and beautiful, not much fruit on some and not much new on others, ripening slowly. Why?
This is often due to poor pollination. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm
I have yellow squash plants. The blooms are dying off before the fruit has time to show. We had quite a bit of rain at the beginning of the season. Now we have temps in the 90's and little rain. I do use soaker hoses for watering. Hope you have some ideas.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossoms-falling-off-vine.htm
We're having problems with our straight neck yellow squash. The squash are only getting 1-2 inches long, then they shrivel up with deep wrinkles. I'm assuming that they will die and fall off the vine but haven't yet. What is causing this?
It sounds like a pollination problem. These articles will help:
Why do my yellow squash turn brown and fall off? My other squash look fine. I water deeply twice-three times a week if no rain. They have plenty of organic veggie food. I have also given them calcium - eggshells, lime, calcium tabs. All my squash are getting the same nutrients but the yellows are turning brown and falling off. Sometimes they make it to about 3-4 inches long. I have zucchini and various other squash that are growing fine. I have never had this problem before. Could it be the plants that I purchased? Thank you for your help.
This is a pollination issue. If the plants are not properly pollinated, the plant will abort them when they are a few inches long because the fruit will not grow seeds, which is the main goal of the plant. These articles will help you:
Why do my yellow squash vines become dry and shredded looking at ground level and blossoms get fungus and fall off?
It sounds like you have a fungus. The leaves dry out and then are more susceptible to tearing by the wind, giving them a shredded look.
Fungus in squash normally results from poor air circulation and moisture. Are you watering from above or below? If from above, try starting to water from below with a soaker hose.
The plants may be too close together as well. This can stop the air flow. In the future, give the plants a bit more space.
Regardless, treat the plants with a fungicide. I personally like neem oil. It is both a fungicide and pesticide and is organic and is safe for beneficial bugs. Plus, as a bonus with squash, it is the ONLY effective squash borer treatment I have ever seen.
We have some crooked neck squash planted. They are producing squash but while still small they are getting soft on the ends like they are rotten. Is this from too much moisture? We have cut back some of the leaves because they are huge and thought they needed some light. We are in South Carolina.
This is blossom end rot and caused from a lack in calcium. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-blossom-end-rot-causes-and-treatment.htm
My summer yellow squash blooms, but the blooms drop off before any squash begins to grow.
This is typical behavior for a squash plant. They will produce mostly male (non-fruiting) blossoms early in the season, which fall off, and will gradually start to produce more female blossoms as the season progresses. Give it some time and you will see it start fruiting. Here is how to tell a male from a female blossom: