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Old 05-29-2009, 08:45 AM   #11
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Although I would think the cross polinating will just produce more vegetable, not get rid of what ever is rotting the vegies I already have correct ? I will take the one guys suggestion and buy what he suggested to spray on them.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #12
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I had the same problem. I started keeping an eye on the blooms on each squash. When the blooms close I pinch them off of the squash. This cuts down on the bloom rot affecting the squash.
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Overwatering can do this. It takes the iron and potassium out of the soil. If the plant weakens, pests move in.
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Good info here! I had the same problem with my squash last year and just chalked it up to pests. This year my squash never made it past three or four weeks. I watered it every day, as I do all the other plants, and it just died all of a sudden. Ever other plant, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, jalapeno, banana pepper, are doing better than ever, but I just can't seem to get the squash to work out for me. I'll try this brush technique next year I guess.
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it is a lack of calcium.buy some garden gypsum and sprinkle a spoonfull around the plant when they are young.
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sounds like you guys dont have enough flys
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #17
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Has it occurred to anyone that if so many people are having the same problem with squash ( I am too), that the problem could be the plants. How could we all have too much, too little water, no insects, too many insect, no bees ect. My plant was bought from Walmart. The first squash was an inch before rotting, The second 2 inches (approx), the third is still growing. What I did notice was the stem for the plant is very small. I think this is part of the issue.
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No problem with our squash over here in Mobile. Grew mine from seed bought at local hardware store. Only thing I did was put some 7-7-7 out while planting and have been watering it as I can to try and ward off these drought conditions.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #19
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Squash, Zucchinni and Melons are big feeders. They take a lot of water and fertilizer. As far as pollenation goes, Bumble bees do the job for me down here. Watering every day is required down here because of the sandy soil.

My Squash and Zucchinni are gone for the season but we had a great yield for a small garden. I've already pulled, chopped and composted the plants.

Tomatoes are still producing heavily. Green beans are gone but I still have lots of Peas. Coons got into my Cantelopes last night. They will get into my traps tonight.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:40 AM   #20
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like i said its a calcium deficiency,same thing happens with tomatoe end rot watermelons,etc.that is one of the main culprits with soil around here.could be other things but ill bet you that thats your problem.or did you give the plants to much nitrogen at the wrong time??
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