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Growing Zucchini, also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash

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04 Dec 17 Robert (Australia - temperate climate)
I have 2 plants that are growing well, I have one zucchini that matured,but now the small fruit are turning yellow before the flowers open and fall off. Any advice please.
08 Dec 17 Fred (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Mix one cup of milk to 2 litters of water and put 2 cups of the mixture into the base of each plant. And you need to use this lime sprinkle two hand full around the base of the plant before watering.
08 Dec 17 Fred (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Dolomite lime. It's a good source of calcium. For some reason the link in my previous reply was deleted.
13 Dec 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
They don't post links.
05 Dec 17 Meg (Australia - temperate climate)
Mine are doing the same. From past experience I know that no fertilisation is taking place. Unfortunately the flowers are remaining closed so you can't even do it yourself!
07 Dec 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I posted here in the pumpkin section - the female flower only opens one day and is shut by mid afternoon. So the bees or you have a very limited time to pollinate the female flower. Zucchini pumpkin cucumbers are from the same family so maybe this applies to all these plants. If you don't have bees then you need to look each day to see when the female flower opens. It takes approx. 12 visits by a bee to pollinate a pumpkin female flower.
05 Dec 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read through the comments here for zucchini, there are many about this problem.
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