rotting zucchini

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Old 06-24-04, 07:25 AM
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rotting zucchini

I have had a problem with my summer squash for the last 2 years...
When the early squash fruit becomes 3-4 inches long it stops growing and rots. I cut them off and the later fruit seems to grow ok.
Is this common or just too much rain?
 
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Old 06-24-04, 11:49 AM
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Blossom - end rot is caused by low calcium from too much rain or low calcium due to drought or just low calcium availability to the fruit.
 
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Old 06-25-04, 06:25 AM
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What if I added gypsum to water and sprinkled the plants - would that help or do you need to add the gypsum when tilling the soil?
 
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Old 06-25-04, 06:43 AM
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Here is a good rundown on providing calcium for your plants.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-28-d.html

Hope this helps.
 
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