squash problem

my squash are still small, but they look like something is sucking the juice out of them.I don't see any bugs, what do I do. jax, florida
Submitted by gramlolly2

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. It's not uncommon for early squash to shrivel up instead of starting to grow if the flowers are not pollinated. Do you see many bees/butterflies in your garden? If not, try planting some flowers around your squash to help encourage them.

 

Squash will sometimes abort their fruits if conditions aren't right, either --- so if it's been especially hot or cold, wet or dry, especially if the change in weather came on suddenly. Happily, if this is the case, the problem should correct itself as the weather pattern changes.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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