Hi! I live in Zone 7 and am a novice Gardner. I planted 2 zucchini transplants next to each other and next to 3 pepper plants (not doing my research that Zucchini plants get HUGE!) I cut some leaves off to give the other plants sun! However I noticed that bugs are making a home in the tubular stems of my Zucchini. The base of my plants are getting Yellow and mushy and seem to be eaten to the core.
Is there anything I could do? My plant already produced 2 beautiful Zucchini (I even did my own pollinating) however noticed the change this past week! What should or could I do?
Long Island, New York