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Dying Zucchini

Post  annam412 on 7/1/2011, 8:15 pm

My Zucchine looks fine till it gets to about 2 or 3 inches. The tip starts to turn yellow and then
starts to wilt. What's the problem?

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Re: Dying Zucchini

Post  jymarino on 7/1/2011, 8:43 pm

You have blossom end rot. Get some Rot Stop or similar calcium spray to use on the plants. Sometimes even when the soil has calcium in it the plants aren't able to utilize it. I don't know why, just know that is what happened with mine. I've had a few more like that but I have even more that are just fine.

Good luck!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/2/2011, 1:10 pm

@annam412 wrote:My Zucchine looks fine till it gets to about 2 or 3 inches. The tip starts to turn yellow and then
starts to wilt. What's the problem?

Annam, sometimes the fruit will wilt and change color if the flowers were not pollinated.

I hand pollinate as we don't have enough bees and other pollinators here.

Take the pollen from a male flower (blossom has a stem at its base).
This is a male cucumber

You can use a small paintbrush or a Q-Tip.
place pollen inside the female flower (blossom has a fruit at the base)
This is a female cucumber

Flowers are open only in the morning.

It certainly can't hurt and may help you keep fruit on your plant.

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Re: Dying Zucchini

Post  outsideasy on 7/2/2011, 6:00 pm

I inoculated all my plants with mycorrhiza and have been feeding Huma Blend http://www.landandseaorganics.com/en/products/soil-amendments/huma-blend every other week while watering and this year have a beautiful crop of squash and well everything else so far. Last year we were hit hard with cut worms and other things but we are learning and so far we are looking good.




there are two Pati Pan's at this end of the 4x8 box and yellow crookneck at the other with basil planted inbetween



the box on the right has the pati pan on the far end held back by a little white fence with basil in the middle then another fence holding back the crookneck









I had a little bit of the blossom end rot going on the first few then it just stopped happening.

This is the first time I used mycorrhiza and things are really looking healthy and nice.
I know this doesn't help your immediate problem but I went through similar problems last year and this year is turning out well so far.

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