Buds dying on squash, before maturing
I'm having a problem with my pattypan plant. I'm seeing the flower buds start to form, but instead of maturing and blooming, they turn brown and fall off. Anyone know what I need to do to fix this? The plant looks healthy, it's just this bud problem. It looks like some of the buds might be growing okay, but I have lost about 5 of the "bad" ones.
The buds on my crookneck are also struggling, although they are not dying, but they are stalled, I guess you could say. Not growing or blooming, just staying the same size and sitting there.
The zucchini is doing great, blooming and producing fruit.
They are all three in one giant container, about 4' wide x 4' long x 2' deep. They are in a garden soil/topsoil mix (which I understand is not ideal, live and learn), and mulched with dead lawn clippings. I am feeding them liquid fertilizer every couple of weeks. I planted them all on the same day, and they all sprouted the same day.
Thanks for the help!