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Mistress Rose

Squash

I have managed to get a squash to grow successfully for the first time, but the fruit seem to get to just a few inches across then rot off. Any idea why, or what I am doing wrong? It is in a greenhouse.
Shan

Most likely blossom end rot. It's a calcium deficiency.
Mistress Rose

Thanks Shan, although how it can be a calcium deficiency in our soil I can't think. I will try to feed it some chalky water.
Shan

Sometimes happens when the nitrogen is too high. Plant grows too quickly to take up the calcium it needs.
Mistress Rose

Thanks, I did give it some compost and perhaps some worm compost and charcoal mixed in, so it would have quite a lot of nutrients and it is massive.
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