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lezelle

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Squash problem
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:44:34 »
Hi Ya hope you are all well, I have attached some piccies sent me by a friend asking what the problem is. I think it is a rot due to watering the plant from the top. Please have a look and give me your thoughts. Can it be recovered? I don't think they can but will be interested in your comeback. Thanks

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Squash problem
« on: May 21, 2020, 08:44:34 »

saddad

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Re: Squash problem
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 09:18:43 »
That would certainly be my diagnosis in picture three... maybe earth up a few and see if they make roots above the damage?

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Re: Squash problem
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 12:15:03 »
That would certainly be my diagnosis in picture three... maybe earth up a few and see if they make roots above the damage?
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Can we sure that that is not a wireworm to the right of plant stem? Have enlarged the picture but insufficient resolution to be sure. Are these still in pots or now planted out in the ground?
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Re: Squash problem
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 13:48:03 »
Your eyesight is clearly better than mine!!