Is this blossom end rot?

din333July 14, 2014

Hi,

I have been growing squash this summer and quite a few squash have ended up looking like this one in the picture. They barely get started before they turn brown. I live in Vancouver, which has very similar weather to the Pacific Northwest (rainy, cool) but the past couple of weeks have been really sunny. Is this blossom end rot? Is there anything I can do to get some squash off of these plants this summer?

Thanks for your help.

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glib(5.5)

no, that is lack of pollination. Use a small paint brush to pollinate them yourself. first dip into the males, then the females.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:26PM
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din333

Thanks for the advice! That sounds a lot easier to fix than BSE.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 12:40PM
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djkj(9b)

Yup, lack of pollination. Fortunately its easy to do it correctly. See the video guide.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hand pollinating zucchini

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 1:30PM
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