Another One Bites the Dust

HUMBOLDT ST, Brooklyn: A couple weeks ago we lost one of two zucchini plants left standing – to the same weird rot thing that claimed the other three. The last one left standing is so tiny, and not growing any bigger or even flowering. I planted a couple more when we lost the first three but I doubt they’ll have time to do anything before it frosts. Fingers are crossed, for zucchini sake, for a late summer.

IMG_0986IMG_0987Isn’t it funny that in certain parts of the country there are people throwing/giving zucchinis away but here in Brooklyn we are devastated by the loss of 4 plants! Silly!


3 Responses to “Another One Bites the Dust”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Looks like you have borers in the vines. They tunnel in near the ground, then through the stems, which then begin to rot. The leaves wilt and die down as the plant dies.

    I have experienced this way too many times, and short of using lots of pesticides don’t know how to prevent it.

  2. katja Says:

    I’m over in Rochester NY. Three of my four zucchini had the same faith. And the fourth has been struggling as well. I think the very wet early summer and cool weather overall had a lot to do it for us. This has been my worst growing season in a very very long time.

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