I will be planting my Zucchini and Summer Squash in the next few weeks.
Last year I had problems with both.
The big problem ended up being the squash bugs got out of control. This year I will be much more attentive to getting rid of the little buggers.
The other problem I had was the stem of the plants seem to rot.
I ended up getting several nice fruit before the plants died, but this year I would like to have fruit for the whole season.
Is the stem rot related to the squash bugs, or what might be causing that problem?
My Aunt said she had the stem rot, but not the bugs...
My garden is a raised bed, I am installing a drip watering system. Soil is 1/3 each compost vermiculite and peat moss.