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Squash nutrients?

Posted by jcbecker CA (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 12:19

I planted my squash seeds in mid March in it's own container then I transplanted it to my raised garden bed. Since I have transplanted it, it has barely grown and now the leaves are turning yellow. Is there something else the plant needs? It's watered everyday and is in direct sunlight for about 6-7 hours a day. Any info will greatly be appreciated! I planted both spaghetti squashes and zucchini.

This post was edited by jcbecker on Sat, May 17, 14 at 16:06

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RE: Squash nutrients?

The young leaves look good. Probably needs more nutrients but I'm no expert on what. I had squash plants that looked like that last year and I added bird poop to the soil. The following week the leaves turned a nice dark green.

RE: Squash nutrients?

Hi, I see this post is from last month so I may be too late. I had a similar problem and it turned out they were lacking nitrogen. You could try a fertilizer high in nitrogen or fish emulsion or worm castings depending on your preference. Once they start flowering and fruiting though you'll probably want to switch to something lower in nitrogen. Hope it helps!!

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