My baby Zucchini plant is dying - buds dying BEFORE opening

tanny1499May 15, 2012


I am new to gardening and I started an organic container garden on my patio a few months ago, South Florida. I planted the Zucchini seeds in March and the plant was doing fine until a few weeks ago. A few of the leaves started turning yellow and dying and now the tiny flower buds are also dying before opening. I transplanted to a larger pot a few days ago and checked for root rot and other pests but no obvious signs. I get about 3-4 hours of sunlight per day. Below is a link to pictures of my plant. Please help!! This is disheartening for a new gardener!!

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The Husband Guy says that it sounds like too much fertilizer. however, he also said that 3-4 hours of sun is not enough. If it got very hot where you are, a container pot could dry out very quickly.

At any rate, I suspect that transplanting it did more harm than good. Sorry, but I think you need to forget this one and start over. He says that where you are, in South Florida, you would not have to worry about the last freeze date and could plant much earlier than March.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 10:00PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quotes 3 - 29 - 15
Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness....
When is Spring?
A count down to spring.
Quotes 3 - 27 - 15
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come...
Quotes 3 - 31 - 15
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and...
Quotes 3 - 17 - 15
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from...
Sponsored Products
Stilo 7 Satin Nickel Three-Light Mini Pendant with Cherry Glass
$436.50 | Bellacor
Progress Lighting Wall Mounted Crawford Collection Oil Rubbed Bronze 1-light
Home Depot
Stanton Brushed Nickel Three-Light Foyer Pendant
$144.00 | Bellacor
Under the Dome Terrarium
| Dot & Bo
Shutter Wall Chalkboard
$44.99 | zulily
Safavieh Area Rug: Anatolia Brown/Taupe 8' x 10'
Home Depot
Red Carpet Studios Chimes Multi Patterned Bird - 10851
$24.05 | Hayneedle
66" x 106" Oblong Cloth
$146.90 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™