Nomad 57
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Chayote problems?

Hi, new here! Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my merliton/chayote plant? This plant usually thrives down here, but I'm about to go o for 2! It appears to be climbing what was a thriving plant. Too much water? It's in a slightly raised(4 inches) bed. These pics are after the first day of 3 days of rain.


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Re: Chayote problems?

It does look like a touch too much water and if that fence is south of the plants it shades the ground. Maybe all will be well from here on out. Let us know how things go,

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Re: Chayote problems?

Thanks for the reply. FWIW, that fence is probably N or NNW.

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Re: Chayote problems?

Where exactly is "down here". I live in N.O. and they thrive in our conditions.

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Re: Chayote problems?

gumbo2176 wrote:Where exactly is "down here". I live in N.O. and they thrive in our conditions.
Sorry, Slidell, LA.

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Re: Chayote problems?

Like mentioned already, probably too much water. From your pictures, it looks to be pretty soggy.

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Re: Chayote problems?

Well, rain again this morning...

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Re: Chayote problems?

Nomad 57 wrote:Well, rain again this morning...

Well, it is summer in SE Louisiana. I just don't like the rains that come around 11 a.m. then have the sun come out with a vengeance and raise the humidity through the roof the rest of the day like it did in N.O. today.

All that moisture and humidity only lead to mold and fungus issues in my garden if it rains 3-4 times a week this time of year.

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Re: Chayote problems?

It looks like too much water and too much compost in the soil mix. If you use a lot of compost you can go longer without water, but if you have rain, then it cannot always dry fast enough.
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