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#131052 June 28th, 2005 at 02:28 AM
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I moved my garden this year to a new location in raised beds. My zucchini is starting to producing lots of veg. but when the zucchhini gets about 3 inches they start to turn yellow and die back.

#131053 June 29th, 2005 at 08:44 AM
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Welcome rose tree! Wow! You're in the NE also, and you already have zucchini? Good for you! Your prob could be with pollination (or lack thereof). If the mommy flower (the one attached to the zuchini) isn't fertilized by a daddy flower (one NOT attached to a zuchini), it will just shrivel up and die. You can pollinate them yourself by rubbing the innards of a male on the innards of a female. I think this needs to be done in the morning, as that's when the flowers open. Hope this helps!

#131054 June 29th, 2005 at 08:49 PM
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Cool zucchini. Way to go. Sounds like they are willing. Are you going to get some pictures? I love pictures.

#131055 June 29th, 2005 at 09:19 PM
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rose tree,
Can you tell us a little more about your
#1. Watering habits? Morning, late nights?
by a sprinkler system, drip?
#2. Do you have anything on top of the soil?
ie mulch or landscaped fabric???
#3. What kind of soil/dirt do you have???
Type ie; clay, loamy, etc..
or was it store bought and bagged???
ie; like Miracle Grow..
#4. What type of fertilizers are you using, if any?
ie; organic, chemical???

Answer those and that will help alot...

#131056 June 29th, 2005 at 11:41 PM
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I generally water the vegetable garden at night after work by sprinkler about every 2 to 3 days depending on the rain and temp.
I have always put newspaper and then straw on top of the soil, I have being doing this for years with great success and minimal weeding.
I just moved the garden to new location in raised beds and purchased organic soil in bulk from the nursery.
I fertilizer with Miracle Grow time release pellets.
Thank you in advance for any help.

#131057 July 1st, 2005 at 09:17 PM
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I fertilizer with Miracle Grow time release pellets
Have you done this
in the previous years too??

Have you seen any cucumber beetles??
Little yellow and black striped bugs.. mad
And has the soil been tested??? PH???

And where you moved your new gardens w/the raised beds....same area, same amount of sun??

Could be a mineral deficiency, lack of the
ability to absorb calcium????
Could be the Cucumber Beetle and the disease they spread...

let me see if I can find a picture or two...
I'll have to see if I can get Papito here,
he's always got some great pictures for us...

#131058 July 1st, 2005 at 09:19 PM
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I generally water the vegetable garden at night after work by sprinkler about every 2 to 3 days depending on the rain and temp.
Have you always done that in the past too....
With ok results???

#131059 July 4th, 2005 at 05:17 AM
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I have the same prob as discussed above. My zucchini are planted close (too close?). Could that be a reason for pollination problems? Been growing zuchs for a long time, but never had this prob.


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