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cross-pollinating squash


I was intending to grow up at least three different types of squash this spring but I have read that they are likely to cross pollinate. what exactly does this mean in terms of the fruit, will my squash end up as a mix of varieties?

Asked by: Susan Davis (1 point)   Posted:March 3, 2013

3 answers    3494 views

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Months to grow until harvest


How long it takes to harvest the squash, size of the biggest squash, how many variety the squash has?

Asked by: scotch bright (1 point)   Posted:July 17, 2017

1 answer    599 views

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squash plants

Squash    Texas

squash plants seem helathy with blooms but blooms fall of without producing squash

Asked by: kenny ligon (1 point)   Posted:June 3, 2019

1 answer    356 views

White spots - deficiency?

Squash    None Given

I started my plants around 10 days ago in a compost and perlite outdoors. It's summer where I live so it's hot, but in the shade. I started noticing these white spots and I don't know what they could be.

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:July 2, 2015

2 answers    2280 views

Squash blossoms
Squash not producing

Squash    Houston, Texas, USA

I have a beautiful squash plant that sets blooms but doesn't fruit. A have a bee hive nearby so wouldn't think pollination would be a problem. Any ideas??

Asked by: Kay Harnden (4 points)   Posted:May 25, 2014

4 answers    4544 views

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Squash only producing male flowers

Squash    None Given

My squash plant seems to have only male flowers !! is that possible? I kept looking for an ovarian kind of flower bottom but they all seemed skinny and straight ? should i discard the plant?

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:January 21, 2015

1 answer    1410 views

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Squash vine borers got my plants. Should I plant more?


I have lost my squash plants to borers. Cut open the vines and found the larvae. I'm down in Texas, is there time for me to plant some more or is it a waste of time?

Asked by: Bill (3 points)   Posted:June 23, 2013

3 answers    4347 views

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Squash plants flowering but not producing fruit

Squash    None Given

my plants have been flowering just great but then the flowers would fall off and not produce a fruit ??

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:November 24, 2014

2 answers    2487 views

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my squash shriveled up

Squash    NJ

My squash got to about 3 inches long and then just shriveled up. what could have caused this? can i grow squash again this year or will the same thing happen?

Asked by: Beth Johnson (2 points)   Posted:March 1, 2013

1 answer    5798 views

White spots on squash and zucchini leaves

Squash    MA

I've had these pictures of my squash plants since summer and wasn't sure who to ask. Both my squash and zucchini plants ended up with strange white spots on their leaves which were quite different from one another. I wondered if it was a disease? It was my first time growing both and I'd like to...

Asked by: Sarah E (1 point)   Posted:February 8, 2013

6 answers    96847 views

Squash plant with mottled leaves

Squash    USA

My squash plants have developed this strange mottling on the leaves. Any ideas what this is? Thanks

Asked by: Maggie Muffins (8 points)   Posted:January 31, 2013

2 answers    5667 views

Is this powdery mildew on my zucchini?

Squash    MA, USA

I have two zucchini plants growing in a large, wide container on my balcony. They're rather healthy and vigorous. There was a third, smaller one which I pulled to thin out the crowding to give the bigger plants a better chance and it had even more silvery marks on its leaves. I sprayed them...

Asked by: extinct (2 points)   Posted:May 13, 2015

2 answers    3100 views

Winter squash: ready to harvest?

Squash    None Given

I have a few winter squash growing and I'm not sure when to cut them. The stems are quite firm as is the fruit flesh. Thanks for your input!

Asked by: Ashworth (1 point)   Posted:July 11, 2015

1 answer    2101 views

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Squash bugs and cucumber beetles

Squash    None Given

My zucchini had powdery mildew. The garden center gave us rose Rx. which states it is organic. It seems to have helped. In the process of spraying that, I discovered squash bug eggs, nymphs and adults. And also cucumber beetles. I started hand picking these but am finding many more than I...

Asked by: Cindy (2 points)   Posted:July 27, 2013

2 answers    2649 views

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How do you deter squash bugs naturally?

Squash    Frankfort, NY

Do you know of any ways to deter squash bugs? I regularly scout for eggs under the leaves and destroy them, but always seem to be over-run by them anyways. Any good companion plants or natural treatments that will repel them?

Asked by: Brick House Acres (9 points)   Posted:April 17, 2013

4 answers    6143 views

Hubbard squash mold?

Squash    Rochester New York

The inside is tinged greenish color. Should I clean chop and freeze still, or save seeds?

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:October 27, 2015

1 answer    1470 views

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Baby squash dying before flower opens for pollination

Squash    None Given

This year, and also last year, my squash plants produce many male flowers. Small squash will start with a budding female flower. Before the female flower has a chance to open up, the bud and squash turn brown and fall off the plant (about an 1 inch long). Other than that the squash plant is...

Asked by: Ann (1 point)   Posted:July 9, 2016

1 answer    1529 views

Any idea what this is from on my zucchini?
Strange markings on zucchini

Squash    None Given

I picked my zucchini today and found these strange markings on a couple of them. Anyone have any idea what this is from? Insect?

Asked by: Jennifer Owenburg (2 points)   Posted:September 3, 2016

3 answers    1868 views

Picture of the leaf
Squash Diseases

Squash    Ethiopia

Can you please tell me what kind of diseas this squash has had? Thank you!

Asked by: Lisanu Zewdie (1 point)   Posted:January 12, 2016

4 answers    2774 views

Yellowing on leaves

Squash    Upington,South Africa

I have just transplanted these seedling to the garden and have noticed the yellow/brown spots on the leaves of one plant. Chicago Warted Squash. Any ideas?

Asked by: Chris (2 points)   Posted:November 15, 2019

2 answers    336 views

What kind of squash is this?

Squash    None Given

What kind of squash is this? I found it growing in my ditch and moved it to my garden.

Asked by: Kerrie Cagle (1 point)   Posted:June 19, 2016

2 answers    1338 views

Zucchini stem rotting

Squash    None Given

I have a mature zucchini plant that started forming a gooey white residue at the base of my stem? What is it and how do I treat it!? I'm worried it will spread to my other surrounding plants.

Asked by: Melissa (1 point)   Posted:July 27, 2017

6 answers    3233 views

What type of squash is green with yellow stripes?

Squash    Calgary, Alberta

Thought had planted zucchini, but this squash in photo was harvested? Trying to identify type of squash. Appreciate any help you can give me, thanks I cut it open this evening for supper and it cut easily and was firm fleshed and a pale yellow in color very moist . We shredded it and added it...

Asked by: Cher (1 point)   Posted:July 21, 2014

2 answers    3474 views

Web-like fiber on squash seedlings

Squash    Victorville, CA

Hi, I am growing my first garden and one of my goals is to be able to grow squash. The only seed that has sprout started to form some sort of fiber that looks like a spider web. I do not have spiders in the container. What is going on??

Asked by: Abraham Andrade (2 points)   Posted:October 26, 2015

1 answer    1894 views

Leaf turning brown on edges
Leaf curling and turning brown on edges

Squash    None Given

The primary leaf of my squash plant is turning brown and curling on the edges. What is the reason and how to control it.

Asked by: Laurie (1 point)   Posted:March 14, 2016

2 answers    1673 views

What's killing my plants?

Squash    None Given

Whatever it is, it's primarily targeting my squash and cucumber plants.

Asked by: Allison (1 point)   Posted:July 10, 2017

1 answer    994 views

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Leaf curling cause and solutions

Squash    Zimbabwe

What causes leaf curling in butternut squash and how can it be controlled or prevented.

Asked by: Ruvimbo (1 point)   Posted:February 20, 2019

1 answer    395 views

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How can I prevent vine borers on zucchini?

Squash    NC

They are a persistent problem for me in my garden. Would row covers work? I love zucchini and I don't want to stop growing it.

Asked by: Ann McIntyre (1 point)   Posted:March 27, 2013

3 answers    3060 views

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How to get rid of white mold on squash plants

Squash    None Given

How do I get rid of white mold on my squash plants? It seems to have multiplied overnight. Is there a spray or solution I can mix and spray on them?

Asked by: tina ward (1 point)   Posted:May 4, 2016

1 answer    1341 views

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What causes the leaves of a squash plant to curl up?

Squash    arkansas

What causes the leaves of a squash plant to curl up?

Asked by: si bonner (1 point)   Posted:June 27, 2015

1 answer    1419 views
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