zucchini suddenly split down the side
What is making my zucchini suddenly split down the side? I have been harvesting zucchini for a month or so and getting lots of beautiful zucchini. Then all of a sudden in the last few days, I have found the smaller zucchini split down the side and don't know what is causing this. Also, the zucchini are getting lumpy instead of a smooth skin. I do also have the mildewy leaves and need to know what is causing that.
Have you had a lot of rain lately? Sometimes zucchini and squash will crack after heavy rains.
Here is an article that will explain the bumps on your zucchini:
Here are a few articles on powdery mildew and how to treat it - powdery mildew thrives in excessive moisture.