One of four species of genus *Cucurbita*; also known as marrows.

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How to keep cucumber beetles/bacterial wilt from spreading when removing infected plant?

I have some cucumber plants that are very infested with cucumber beetles (mostly striped, some spotted). The plants are dying from bacterial wilt, and although it's hard to access all leaf surfaces ...
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Cucumber with bacterial wilt, what to do to save other plants?

On Saturday, my cucumbers looked perfectly healthy. On Sunday, half of one of my cucumbers had very wilty leaves. On Monday, the other half of the cucumber's leaves were all wilty. I have seen ...
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What is the name of this beetle, and is he eating my squash plant?

What is the name of this little beetle? As you can see in the bottom right, the leaves of my two week old squash plant have big gaping holes with bite marks in them. Could he and his friends be the ...
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Squash plant wilting bottom up?

I planted spaghetti squash from seed a few weeks ago. It did well in a starter pot, and I moved it to a larger one. It kept getting bigger, up to a fifth leaf and the start of a vine, but now it seems ...
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What is this vegetable in my garden?

I planted butternut squash and this is what has been growing. They are between 12 and 13 inches long and 12 to 14 inches around at the largest point. They have not turned tan at all. Please let me ...
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What is causing damage to my summer squash and zucchini plants?

I have a variety of problems with my summer squash and zucchini plants: The summer squash (and to a smaller degree the zucchini) has clear spots in the leaves: This morning one of the zucchini ...
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Should I prune my Zucchini's flowers?

I have two very young zuchinnis that are starting to grow flowers, they barely have 4 or 5 little leaves so I think they're very small to allow them to have fruits. Should I prune the flowers?
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How much to remove when trimming dead leaves on a squash plant?

I am specifically asking this regarding a squash plant, but general advice would be useful. If I have dead leaves, which I assume I should remove, should I remove the whole stem that it is growing ...
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Squash or gourd? Monster plant growing from mulch put on empty bed

Please help me identify this monster plant. It grew by itself late July. Yellow flower, somewhat a rounded star shape, indented leaves, some with whitish patches, yellow round smooth "fruit", small 3-...
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How can I stop vine borers from killing my squash?

A few of the squash plants in our garden started wilting for no discernible reason late last week. We lost three sweet meat squash plants before we figure out that vine borers were attacking the ...
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What type of squash is growing out of my compost pile?

I didn't turn my compost pile this spring, and had an unexpected surprise that's been growing for the last few weeks. Can anyone identify what it is? I'm almost 100% sure it's some type of squash, but ...
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What's the best way to control squash bugs

Help! I need to get rid of squash bugs. I know Sevin will kill them, but I would like to use a less toxic method. I have been destroying them manually, but I am losing the battle.
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Zone 4b: When should I start planting vegetable garden seedlings?

When should I start planting seedlings for the vegetable garden that we're going to start this year? As the question says, I live in zone 4b and we're planning on zone specific vegetables & ...
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Why are my squash's leaves drooping?

This past growing season (2011) I was growing squash. Often I would find that the leaves had drooped (lost rigidity). Watering the plant seemed to help; but I'm not sure if there is a causal link ...
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Why are my squash shrivelling?

I put squash seeds in with my compost at the end of last year, and apparently it didn't get heated up enough to kill everything. I now have Delicata plants with dinner-plate sized leaves growing out ...
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Why are my courgettes enormous, and my pumpkins puny?

Typically in August/September I get vigourous courgette plants but if I don't catch and harvest the fruits quickly I end up with enormous useless marrows. At the same time my pumpkins are doing the ...