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    lornaben is offline Germinator
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    Default Courgettes going yellow at one end

    My courgettes are going yellow at the flower end while the other end is growing normally.

    Is there anythng I can do / stop doing / do more of ?

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    has it happened to lots of them? ive had a couple do that so ive just removed them and the rest have been fine.

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    Hi

    some of my courgettes have been doing this too but others on the same plant are really healthy, and I cannot iunderstand why.
    I remove them and the others remain fine.
    I wondered if it has something to do with watering?
    Good luck in finding the answer!
    Vhellum

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    Might be something to do with the flowers as if they start to rot, or decompose, the rot will set into the tip of the courgette too.
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    I've had this from time to time and I think it's due to non fertilisation. Later fruit are OK because by the time they get going the plants been pollinated. It seems as if a fruit starts off OK then falters and starts to die off or never really get going whilst other later ones romp away swelling rapidly.

    If it happens to all of them it's either blossom end rot or they have been started too early.

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    i saw on the big dig on tv yesterday someone talking about marrows rotting off and he said it might be because they were not polinated

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    This is right, unpollinated fruit does get end rot, they don't survive, best to cut them off and allow more to come through.
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    HI there. First time grower here. This is also happening to my Courgettes. Is this rotting or just normal? I have about 4 fruits at the mo, all looking similar.
    Here is a pic
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Courgettes going yellow at one end-sad-courgette.jpg  

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