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Zucchini Is Turning Brown


My zucchini starts to grow but then turns yellow and brown. Am I watering too much?



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By Louise B. 6 2,532 07/17/2008

I think that might be the problem. Are you talking about the plant itself, or the zucchini fruit? Sometimes the fruit itself starts to grow, and then turns yellow and brown and does not grow properly. I think that is also do to too much water/ rain/ not enough sun.

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