Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:26 am

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Fiz Today at 8:24 am

» Zucchini Tower
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:23 am

» Cover grape fruit to save from birds
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:20 am

» Question About Strawberries
by trolleydriver Today at 7:22 am

» Wonderful laid back Fathers day
by sanderson Today at 3:22 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by sanderson Today at 3:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Turan Yesterday at 11:50 pm

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:46 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:23 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:52 pm

» possible peppers and cucumber problem
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

» Composter recommendations
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» My early garden
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:17 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Kelejan Yesterday at 4:27 pm

» cabbage pest??
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 2:43 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 Yesterday at 1:06 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:59 pm

» Epsom salts for your veggie garden??
by Turan Yesterday at 12:54 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:49 pm

» Garden across the street.
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:54 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:49 am

» For those that grow food at home
by has55 Yesterday at 5:35 am

» Yellow Jacket or Something Else?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:20 am

» I am trying to identify a plant.
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:12 am

» New squash in a hurry
by Scorpio Rising 6/20/2017, 8:34 pm

» Pill Bugs!!!!!!!
by Scorpio Rising 6/20/2017, 8:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Squash rotting

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Squash rotting

Post  shannon.d.mahaffey on 5/5/2012, 9:43 pm

My squash is rotting at the ends, what can I do or what am I doing wrong? Please help...
avatar
shannon.d.mahaffey

Posts : 19
Join date : 2012-03-04
Location : Liberty, SC Zone 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  littlejo on 5/5/2012, 10:06 pm

Probably did not get pollinated. Seen any bees around? The female flower has the fruit behind it and if it is not pollinated, then it will rot and fall off. If this keeps happening, then you may have to do the pollinating yourself. I remember reading about this, but have never had to do it yet.

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  cheyannarach on 5/5/2012, 10:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yS1_pk-D14

I watched a you tube video about this...
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/5/2012, 10:46 pm

our summer squash last year did the same thing.....

1. it was not polinated

2. it is blossom end rot....like what tomatoes can get.....we fed our plants some liquid calcium ( dont remember what the brand was-i will try and find my old post from last year and post it) but....after we gave them the calcium they did great and didnt have that problem again the rest of the summer Very Happy

found the link to the product we used last year on our tomatoes & crookneck squash for blossom end rot http://www.growmore.com/products/MaxiCal_brochure.pdf

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  elliephant on 5/6/2012, 9:09 am

Is it rotting after the flower opens and then closes again, or before that can happen?

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  GWN on 5/6/2012, 10:55 am

WHenever I see the male flowers AND the female flowers I help them out with the q tips.
A little stuff from the males I just put on the females... What a Face Is this TMI?

My first year of growing them I lost a lot the same as your picture, then I looked it up and found out and it was just that it was not pollinated.

avatar
GWN

Posts : 2802
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  camprn on 5/6/2012, 11:01 am

When hand pollinating squash I will usual just pluck the male flower and use the stamen to pollinate the stigma on the female flower. This is usually done because I seem to lose track of the paint brush. Shocked

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash rotting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum