What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Zucchini Problem

Anonymous added on July 16, 2011 | Answered

I have healthy zucchini plants with flowering stems. I have seen bees pollinating them. The zucchini seems to be stunted. They have stayed at about 3 inches and are not getting any bigger. I just sprayed them with Miracle Gro a few days ago to see if that would help, but as of this morning they are about the same size. What do you think the problem could be?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on July 20, 2011

A lot of the problem is the extremely hot weather we've been having lately. You have flowers and pollinators. Keep them well watered and they should do fine. Zucchini do not require a great deal of extra fertilization. If you want to encourage bees and other pollinators, you might want to consider going to a non chemical fertilizer or use compost. Compost is better for you, your plants and your soil, encouraging the growth of microorganisms and worms, which will make your soil richer.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert