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What's wrong with my squash?

Posted by growingafrica 10 or 11 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 30, 09 at 6:39

What is this brown stuff on my squash and how do I fix it?

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RE: What's wrong with my squash?

That happens to mine sometimes too. I pick them off and throw them away.

RE: What's wrong with my squash?

It's blossom end rot.

RE: What's wrong with my squash?

I googled this, as it seems to be happening to some of my squash as well, and it says it's a calcium deficiency. I just started foliage spraying with liquid seaweed, and fish fertilizer, so I'm thinking this will fix the problem. Basically it's not getting enough fertilizer.

RE: What's wrong with my squash?

An update to my previous post: while it is a calcium deficiency it's because of watering incorrectly. You need to water deeply, and less often. Because the fruit grows so fast it requires substantial calcium, when it doesn't get watered properly it can't absorb it from the soil, and the bottom of the fruit that grows the most rots from the deficiency.

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