Yellowing winter squash...

MrsLemonNovember 24, 2011

I'm new here but I wanted to ask a question. I just started my first garden this fall and its very small. I used all organic seeds and sprouted them all myself. Dug into the ground and mixed in organic soil, cow manure, and peat moss as well as some organic fertilizer. I have peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, and I planted some winter squash. The squash was doing wonderfully until a week and a half ago. It started getting yellow. I checked for the worm (stem borer?) and couldnt find anything. I also broke off a leaf to see if it might be bacterial and it didnt seem to be. But its getting worse daily. Is there anything I can do? How do I know if its bacterial, and if it is then is there anything I can do or do I need to do a raised bed next year? It does seem to be affecting the Snow Peas next to the squash a little bit.

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zzackey(8b GA)

It's hard to tell without knowing where you live. We've had frost already here in North Florida. Too late for winter squash up here. Seems too early for English peas anywhere. I don't put mine in until January. Too late for sweet potatoes here too. I don't know about much farther south. You should go to your local ag. center and get a vegetable gardening guide or look online for one from the Univ. of Fl. Take a leaf to the ag. center and they can tell you what's wrong or post a picture on here for someone to I.D.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 4:22PM
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MrsLemon

Thanks for the suggestions. I checked the back of the seed packets when I bought them and they all said "September through something" so I thought they would be okay. We havent had any sort of frost here. I am in zone 9 about 30 minutes from the coast. I will try to post a picture.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2011 at 8:53PM
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