No squash or eggplant - Knowledgebase Question

GULFPORT, Mi
Question by pgj4853
July 6, 2010
I have very healthy looking eggplant and squash plants, with big beautiful blooms. After a couple of days, no blooms and no baby veggies? What could be going on?


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Answer from NGA
July 6, 2010

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When an eggplant plant is stressed, its blossoms will dry up and drop off without producing fruit. The most common reason a eggplant gets stressed is due to a lack of water. Your eggplant needs at least 2? of water a week, more in very hot weather. The majority of that water should be gotten in one watering so that the water goes deeper into the ground and is less likely to evaporate quickly. Deep watering also encourages the eggplant to grow deep roots, which helps it to find water deeper in the ground and even out its water needs so it will be less likely to drop a single eggplant flower.

Squash can suffer the same fate so adjusting your watering should make a difference with them. Hope so!

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