I've always had success with squash, but the this year and last I've had
problems with the fruits getting about half mature and the ends start
to rot until the whole fruit is withered and rotten. Any Ideas?
Aborted fruits usually result as a lack of proper pollination--maybe not enough
bee--do it yourself--with a small artists brush transfer pollen from the male
to the fe,ale or if lots of males pick off and smoosh on female blossom
If the fruit is semi mature, maybe 6" long, as opposed to being an
inch or so long(new) then the end turns color ans wilts and it
slowly takes over the entire fruit, its likely squash bugs. Hose
down your plants for around 6 seconds or so with water, especially
the base of the plant, then look to see if those little suckers come
running up the stems. They dislike water bigtime! I hose mine down
daily and catch & crush them that way, plus looking for their little
egg clusters on the underside of the leaves or stems.
WARNING: when you crush them the definatley STINK, thus their other
name, stink bugs.
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