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Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers

pattisaugstad added on August 25, 2011 | Answered

My plants were all doing well and then we had a long weekend away, so they didn't get much water. Now the leaves are turning yellow and the plants are all laying down. I am watering every day. I am new to gardening, so I am at a loss. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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Heather
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Answered on August 26, 2011

It may be they need water, but all of these plants are also susceptible to vine borers. This pest makes a plant look as though it needs water, but is actually killing it. This article has more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

If it truly is just a watering issue, water them with a little sugar water. This can perk plants back up that may have been stressed some.

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