Squash with split stem
I have a hubbard squash. It looks great and has a nice 6 foot runner. The problem is near the base of that runner there is an ugly split maybe two inches long which follows along the vine. I only noticed this yesterday. Photo link below.
I looked inside the split and and gently poked around and did not find any bugs/borers. The split is weeping a bit. Is this a pest or did some stresses on the vine cause it to split?
I put a shovelful of dirt further along the runner in hopes it will lay down secondary roots.
Does anyone know what is happening to my squash? Suggestions on how to proceed?
Here is a link that might be useful: squash with split stem