Acorn / Butternut Squash Wilting Gourds
I'm growing both Butternut and Acorn squash in a hoop house in beds with plastic mulch. The plants look very healthy and seem to produce flowers on a regular basis. The main problem I'm seeing is that once the the squash begin to grow, they get to a certain size, then loose their tone, and get soft and wilt. Is this a watering or nutrient problem - I had one gourd make it about to the size of a baseball and was looking good, then I just checked it this morning and it looked like the gourd had started getting soft :( Please help! I think the plants will really produce if I can figure out why this is happening!