Summer Squash Plants

why are the squash plants’ leaves curling

Zone 7 | wordsnbooks added on June 18, 2014 | Answered

I have summer squash in large container. Some are doing well but the leaves of two plants started curling and they stopped thriving. The same thing has happened with a butternut squash in the ground.

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Answered on June 19, 2014

You may be seeing squash wilt:
or the effects of an insect such as thrips or aphids. You can take some leaf samples to the Extension Service for analysis; this link will help you find one:
but in the meantime, you might try a simple home remedy such as neem oil to control whatever bug is molesting your squash:

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