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Postby zinnia » Aug 12, 2008 5:05 pm

Does anyone know why my zucchinis grow to about 3-4 inches, then turn yellow and rot?
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Re: zucchini

Postby butterfly » Aug 14, 2008 3:02 pm

The only thing I could find it your have, end rot

Meaning too much water

They like to be planted on a mound to have good drainage

Cukes like water but zucchini doesn't

You most likely had a lot of rain this year as most did ... ni-rot.htm
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Re: zucchini

Postby Thistle Garden » Aug 14, 2008 4:27 pm

Hi Zinnia,

I had the same issue and was told my zucchini was not getting pollinated. The zucchini flower which is attached to what looks like a small zucchini is in fact a female flower. The male flowers on the same plant just have the flower on a long stem. This is what you have to do: Put on your bee suit, take an opened male flower, take off the petals and then pollinate the female flowers by rubbing the them with the middle part of the male flower. I did this and I have to warn will be eating zucchinis, freezing zucchini, preserving zucchini, baking with zucchini and giving it away to friends and family until the end of fall...

Good luck.

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