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Wednesday, September 2 View Page
Last year (2019) my green squash/pkin plant went down and so did the fruit, it rotted but I saved seeds. Of note is I never sprayed the plant AT ALL all season- no Sevin for bugs, no mildew preventer. I figured this is why the plant/fruit went down. So I tried again this year, 2020, using seed from the downed fruit last year... and I have diligently sprayed for bugs/mildew every 7-10 days. Now I've got weirdness... the plant *was* doing well, nice and healthy and green until August, and now the leaves are mottled yellow. They are flagging in this pic a bit too.
 
Wednesday, September 2 View Page
I have diligently sprayed for bugs/mildew every 7-10 days. Now I've got weirdness... the plant *was* doing well, nice and healthy and green until August, and now the leaves are mottled yellow- and they also have peculiar tiny dots all over all the leaves, seen in this pic.
 
Wednesday, September 2 View Page
...and now (Sept 2, 2020), the fruit has started to "sweat" all over the place- milky sugary-looking. The dark green has started to fade and turn yellowish.
 
Sunday, September 13 View Page
Now (Sep 13) a couple weeks later, the fruit has gotten black moldy spots all over and continues to yellow out. The fruit is going down. By Sept 17, the fruit was totally yellow with black and scabby spots. I pulled the fruit and remains of the vine/leaves and threw it all away. I presume the plant had some sort of disease- does anybody know which disease this might be? And how to stop it? This is the second year in a row I've had a dying plant and fruit.
 

 

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