So this is my first year gardening on my own and I have a small raised bed garden in Providence, RI.
The soil is great with plenty of rich compost worked in. I originally tested it and added some bird guano (8-8-2 I think) to make up for a Nitrogen deficiency. I added a bit more than the suggestion on the package since I was working it so deeply.
My plants are gorgeous! I've never seen squash or zucchini plants so large. The only problem is that I continue to lose little yellow squash to blossom end rot. I don't think it's a pollination issue, because other plants are doing fine.
There haven't been any severe watering changes and I sprinkled a little lime around the yellow squash with hopes that it might provide Calcium. I also plan to sprinkle some crushed egg shells around the bed.
Here's my dilemma...before I did enough research to understand that blossom drop can be caused by too much nitrogen, I mixed more of the bird guano with a few gallons of water and watered each of my plants, thinking I was giving them a boost (I haven't used any fertilizers since they were planted). Did I just ruin any chances of the blossom drop fading by adding more ammonium nitrogen to the soil? Is there anything that I can do at this point or do I just wait it out?
Thanks for any suggestions.