Why my Kabocha Plants Are Wilting?

achang89(Z6)July 22, 2014

My Kabocha plants were doing fine and started setting fruits:

But recently somehow the plants are wilting during the day and recover at night. The weather has been on the cool side (65 to 82F) and the soil has been wet from the heavy rain a week ago.

Since the plants are not lacking water, I do not know what is going on. The leaves do not have holes and I do not see any obvious bugs. The plants are somehow close and I do not know if that is the cause.

Is temperature too low?
Too much water?
The soil was newly dug previous farm land.
The soil lacking something?

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LCaroline12

As long as they are perking up at night, I think it's normal. If they wilt and stay wilted and start turning yellow, it could be squash borers. But since they look better at night I think you're fine. My patch does this too.

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