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Re: QUESTION: Zucchini problems

I know this is an old post, but commenting because I bet others have the same problem. I wonder if there are not 2 things going on here. Powdery mildew is common--my plants almost always get it eventually, but it doesn't always compromise yield. A very common cause of zucchini failing to mature is pollination failure, especially now that bee populations are dwindling. It can be solved simply with an artist's paint brush. Dab it in the center of the male flower (long stem, no baby zucchini) and then in the center of the female flower. That may solve your shriveled zucchini problem. Same goes for other types of squash.