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Chico, CA
Jul 5, 2017 9:54 AM CST
My Lunga Di Napoli squash plants appear to look healthy, but the small squash dry up and fall off after growing 2 inches or so. Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.
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Name: Robyn
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Jul 5, 2017 12:32 PM CST
My tatume have done this for two years now. I've learned that each plant likes to only work on one squash at a time, so once it gets one set, it will kill off the not-yet-pollinated ones to focus on the one it has growing. Once I pick the one that is growing, it will start another. It is kind of annoying to only have one growing at a time.. I have been thinking it might be a matter of enough water, enough nutrients in the soil, or enough sun... or some combination. I've been trying different fertilizers to no success yet. That said, I have 8 plants growing this year so that helps.

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