smazzurco
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Yellow Squash Keep Dieing

Ok so this is my first year and i'll admit i have no idea what i am doing, but i am learning.

Anyways the zucchini seems to be growing fine, the yellow squash though keep dieing. I have heard of flower-rot(it is rotting from the flower side out) as well as lack of pollination being the likely culprits.

Any advice on what i can do to improve it?
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Re: Yellow Squash Keep Dieing

Do you have only female flowers on the plant, or are there male flowers present as well? (male flowers don't have the little squash behind the flower)
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smazzurco
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Re: Yellow Squash Keep Dieing

There is one, it appears to be closed. I can take a picture tomorrow when its light out.

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Re: Yellow Squash Keep Dieing

If pollination is an issue you can hand pollinate.
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Re: Yellow Squash Keep Dieing

what I see is a squash variant of "blossom end rot" - it's an issue with temp&moisture&soil at the time of pollination.

what to do:
you cannot "cure" the affected fruits. lop them off into the compost so the plant puts its energy into new and unaffected fruits.

it happens. you didn't do anything "wrong" -

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