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MY courgette plant is not looking so hot.


 
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onemanorthree
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:34 pm    Post subject: MY courgette plant is not looking so hot. Reply with quote

I've had a decent amount of courgettes from this plant up until now.
It's leaves were full green and it was producing very well, then it suddenly turned yellow and although has flowers on it has not grown any fruit in a few weeks or so.
Any ideas?



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like it is in a fairly small pot for a plant which produces such big fruit - maybe the soil is just exhausted?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi onemanorthree, to me it looks like you don,t have enough soil or compost in the container and they may not be getting enough nutrients, courgettes are hungry feeders at this stage give them some tomato feed and see what happens.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks, I've put some tomato feed and some veg fee into the pot and the new leaves look slightly better. Will let you know in a week or so how it looks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have the same kind of problem.the wife has picked a few smallish fruit off ours but quite a few of the fruits have turned yellow.would this be too much watering or not enough?i have 2 plants in a grow bag and they have a leaf span of about 4 foot.
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