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By Tansy

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a problem with my courgettes, I get courgettes growing to about 4 -5cm long, but then they start to go yellow and die off from the end where the flower was originally.I have grown them sucessfully before, and can't think what I am doing differently.
Any one able to help ?



Too much or too little water? Feed? I'm sure you have thought of these things.

24 Jun, 2011


I find this sometimes happens to the first few. Pick them off and then hopefully you'll get some good ones.

24 Jun, 2011


We think its too much water with all this rain, we now need some dry sunny weather.

24 Jun, 2011


This will also happen if they are not pollinated. Get some pollen off of a male flower--no baby courgette in the back--and daub it onto the center column of a female flower or two, early in the morning. That should allow them to develop fully.

24 Jun, 2011


Thanks all, I thought it may be due to the watering, but I will try the pollination trick too, as I have a feeling that I did this last time I grew them.

Thanks again

25 Jun, 2011

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