Help, Problem with Squash and Zucchini
Hello All! I am brand new to gardening this year and am in need of some help... I have 4 zucchini plants and they started out wonderfully... they grew quickly, had deep green leaves and lots of blooms. About 3 weeks ago the older bigger leaves and stems started turning yellow, then died. 3 of them seem to be filling back in with new green leaves, but I am worried and not sure if this is normal??? In the mean time ONE plant produced ONE fruit, which has not grown any bigger in over a week, maybe even two weeks! (it is only about 3 1/2 inches long 1 inch wide). I know you are not supposed to let them get bigger than 6 inches so I have been watching closely, it has not budged! When I checked today it is now starting to turn yellow. Not yellow just at the end, yellowish green throughout the fruit. Again, this is my only fruit produced out of all 4 plants and there were TONS of blooms! I have already lost my four yellow squash plants from some type of blossom end rot, could this be the same thing that caused my yellow squash to die? Should I prune all of the dead and soon to be dead leaves off of the plants? Is this normal? HELP!