Tag Archives: zucchini

Blossom end rot

A common problem affecting otherwise healthy tomato and capsicum plants during heat waves is blossom end rot, where partly formed fruit develops a dark, sunken patch furthest from the stem. This is caused by calcium deficiency, and is not a … Continue reading

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Powdery mildew on zucchini

A reader has asked about powdery mildew on zucchini plants and fungus-eating ladybirds: Hi. Wonder if you can sort this. 1. Most fungi need moisture and organic material. This seems to be supported by my zucchinis which seem to get … Continue reading

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Squash, melon and cucumber problems

A problem I am frequently asked about is why do immature fruit of the Cucurbit family become soft or discoloured, and fail to mature. The squash or Cucurbit family includes chokoes, cucumbers, grammas, gourds, pumpkins, rockmelons, squash, watermelons, and zucchinis. … Continue reading

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No crops on cucumbers or squash?

This post has been updated. See Squash family not forming fruit? The squash or Cucurbit family that includes chokoes, cucumbers, grammas, gourds, pumpkins, rockmelons, squash, watermelons, and zucchinis, produce both male and female flowers on the same plant, and rely … Continue reading

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